WHAT CAUSES IT?

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sev­eral fac­tors play a role as to why some moth­ers may feel de­pleted. One main rea­son would be the lack of post­na­tal sup­port in places like the Uae, where the ma­jor­ity of moth­ers are ex­pa­tri­ates, so most are away from their own moth­ers, sis­ters and other close con­nec­tions, which can lead to a feel­ing of iso­la­tion, and of hav­ing lit­tle or no sup­port.

This is one rea­son why eleonora For­nelli and i founded the 1st doula sup­port agency in the Uae – belly baby Mom. We want to sup­port women, not only dur­ing birth, but through the early post­par­tum pe­riod and the rest of moth­er­hood.

another is­sue is all the things we see on so­cial me­dia and read in the me­dia, in some books and even hear from other peo­ple that make us feel we are sup­posed to be the per­fect mom, when in re­al­ity there is no per­fect mom - there is only a mom who is per­fect for her child. New moth­ers feel an over­whelm­ing pres­sure to get ev­ery­thing right in those first few months with a baby, and it shouldn’t be this way; as moth­er­hood is a jour­ney of tri­als and do­ing what is best for you and your baby.

There are stud­ies that prove that post­na­tal moth­ers typ­i­cally have low lev­els of nu­tri­ents in their bod­ies in­clud­ing iron, zinc, vi­ta­min b12 and oth­ers, which may be re­spon­si­ble for why a new mother may feel de­pleted. What is in­ter­est­ing is that it oc­curs be­cause a preg­nant mother’s body will send sev­eral grams of these es­sen­tial nu­tri­ents to her baby via the pla­centa to help grow and de­velop her baby.

Other rea­sons in­clude on­go­ing life stres­sors – de­mand­ing ca­reers, so­cial sched­ules, sleep de­pri­va­tion and oth­ers. SHEREEN ZAR­ROUG is a birth doula and hyno­birthing prac­ti­tioner, who to­gether with ELEONORA FOR­NELLI founded Belly Baby Mom, a post­na­tal doula ser­vice in Dubai. They of­fer a range of pre and post-natal sup­port ser­vices.es. For de­tails on up­com­ing classes, work­shops, free events & more, please visit belly­baby­mom.com or phone (058) 5123226

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