Updated: Nov 21
This one is for mother's AND for all those who care for mothers: birthworkers, doulas, therapists, doctors, and midwives.
Here I share a conversation I had with Dr. Rocio Zunini, brain scientist and founder of newbornparents.net
Learn about the major changes a mother's brain goes through during Matrescence: the transformational journey a women goes through in becoming a mother.
And why it is important to understand these changes to support a mother to bond with her baby, develop empathy and connection, and cultivate health and wellness.
In this episode we chat about:
the brain changes that happen in pregnacy and after birth
how a mother's brain changes are similiar to an adolsecent
mom or baby brain / memory changes
the parental caregiving network in the brain
importance of oxytocin in the golden hour after birth
importance of skin to skin time after birth
how a women's intuition increases when they become a mother
ways to support the parental brain changes
being aware of how vunerable and impressionable mothers are postpartum
the increase in brain plasticity and capacity for learning during matrescence
why it's important to filter what visitors, books, advice, etc mothers allow into thier space durign the postpartum
how a baby borrows the nervous system of their mother / primary caregiver during the first 3 years of life
why its important that mother's and primary caregivers have people to co-regulate with
Learn more from Dr. Rocio Zunini on her website - newbornparents.net
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