(Minisode 20) Navigating the Postpartum Experience

Did you know that the postpartum hormone drop is considered the single largest sudden hormone change in the shortest amount of time—and it has a tremendous impact on the brain? With such a dramatic drop in hormone levels, it’s no surprise that 1 in 7 women struggle with postpartum depression and anxiety after giving birth. 

On today’s mini-episode, I talk to Dr. Maggie Ney and Angelique Panagos about the postpartum experience—from hormonal shifts, to “mommy brain”, to postpartum depression, and understanding the changes that happen in the brain during the postpartum period. 

Dr. Maggie Ney is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, and the founder and director of the Women’s Clinic at the Akasha Center for Integrative Medicine in Santa Monica, California. 

Angelique Panagos is a nutritional therapist and Functional Medicine practitioner; she completed her nutritional therapy training at the renowned Institute of Optimum Nutrition in London. Angelique runs a busy private practice, specializing in hormonal health, stress management, weight management, and digestive wellness. 

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Maggie Ney here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/DrMaggieNey/

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Angelique Panagos here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/AngeliquePanagos/


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I hope you enjoyed this conversation as much as I did.
Wishing you health and happiness.
Dhru Purohit

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