Alright ladies, let’s talk about your period. If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, think back to before you were pregnant or breastfeeding and let’s be honest: How was your period? Hey there Happy Homebirthers, and welcome to episode 117 of the Happy Homebirth Podcast.
And today we’re delving into the wild wild world of our hormones and how they relate to our cycle and overall health. I know that many of you are currently not having a period as you’re pregnant or early postpartum, but isn’t this a perfect time to stop and reflect on your cycle and plan for its eventual return?
We’re speaking with two of my very favorite women, Kelly and Tiffany of Beautiful One Midwifery. They’re licensed midwives and period experts, and they’re going to be sharing the importance of healing your cycle if it is indeed out of balance.
Get ready, because this episode is a gold mine for considering what may be going on with your hormones.
Before we jump in, I want to take a moment to thank our reviewer of the week, jmccormack1315.
Tiffany and Kelly’s goal when opening their practice:
To remind families that midwives do more than just help catch babies
Well women care is a huge part of their practice
Their goal is to help women take control and ownership of their health journey
They created a podcast to reach more people with this information
They want to help more people more easily, and decided to create a course to help mothers: Fixing Your Period
The attitudes around normal, healthy cycles in our bodies is totally off
They wanted to create a program that was actually accessible and doable
90% of women who come in for well women care come in with health issues that they can’t quite put their finger on— and it almost always comes down to hormones
We have a new opportunity each cycle to try again and see what gains we can improve
Many mothers notice their cycles and periods get progressively worse after babies and postpartum
Podcast: Lady Stuff with Kelly and Tiffany
- Just because something is common does not mean it’s normal. Just because most women are struggling with their cycles in some way does not mean that we SHOULD be struggling with our cycles indefinitely. Which leads me to my co-point,
- Being a woman does not mean we have to be mood-swingy emotional heaps with acne and migraines. There are small steps that we can take that can make a massive impact on our hormonal health, which not only helps us, but it helps our families, our relationships, and darn it, our overall enjoyment of life.
So if you’re struggling with your period, or if you’re ready to start preparing BEFORE your cycle comes back— because you KNOW this type of care is going to benefit you whether you’re cycling or pregnant—then I highly encourage you to go check out Tiffany and Kelly at Beautiful One Midwifery and get to Fixing Your Period!
Okay my friends, that’s all I’ve got for you today. I look forward to seeing you back here next week.