We were having the same conversations over and over. We were tired of being tired. We were frustrated and feeling lost. It was like we were living in the shadows. So many things had changed when we became Moms. Life felt like a rollercoaster of emotions but the down always seemed longer than the up.
We were starting to accept that this was just what life was like as a Mom.
Before we go any further, let’s be clear: Life does change when you have kids and that is the simple truth. Along with the struggle comes cuddles, hugs, kisses and a love like nothing else.
Our frustration was with how we felt physically, mentally and emotionally with ourselves.
And then this happened…
About a year and a half ago, Vanessa came across an article by Doctor Oscar Serrallach from Australia. He talks about how women were failing to get back on their feet after childbirth because there is little to no education on what a woman goes through physically and mentally to grow a healthy baby. He calls this Post-natal Depletion.
We used this as a starting point and the research began. We poured over literally hundreds of blogs, vlogs and articles both by other Moms and professionals.
The first thing that we noticed was that we were not alone. There were TONS of Moms who were opening up about various issues related to MOMMING and we loved it. A community of cranky, tired, overworked, under appreciated DEPLETED Moms…
But this was not a good thing!!
We didn’t want to jump on a bandwagon, we wanted a solution.
So what was next? Figuring out how to take all of our research and turn it into a useful tool. We narrowed it all down into 2 major problem areas:
Nutrient Deficiencies & Lack of Post-natal Mental Health Education & Awareness
We have become far too accepting of certain feelings and behaviours after childbirth. Approximately 1 in 7 women who give birth each year will suffer from post-partum depression.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death in post-partum women.
EDUCATION. PLANNING. PREPARATION. SUPPORT.
These are the foundations of the groups we host, the programs we develop and the products we create. We believe that we can create positive and long-lasting change in the lives of women across the globe.