Little Kids: Why No One Talks About Postnatal Depletion

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Little Kids: Why No One Talks About Postnatal Depletion

Welcome to This Glorious Mess Little Kids. A twice-weekly look at parenting as it really is - confusing, exhausting, inspiring, funny, and full of surprises. So many surprises!

In the years, or months since giving birth have you ever felt exhausted from just walking? ever experienced severe brain fog? or maybe your sex drive has gone down? 

Well, you might be suffering from postnatal depletion. 

Postnatal depletion refers to the symptoms affecting all the changes in a mothers life, post-birth. We're joined by Dr Oscar Serralach, the person behind the term to explain what it is and how to fix it. 

Plus, this week's listener dilemma, What do you do with a tantrum throwing two year old?



This week Leigh recommends Leggings from Amazon and Tegan recommends Mini Smarties.


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Host: Leigh Campbell & Tegan Natoli

With thanks to: Dr Oscar Serralach

Producer: Mikayla Floriano

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