The MotherCare Project
with Dr Oscar Serrallach
The MotherCare Project is the place for all things relating to the work of Dr Oscar Serrallach,
Functional Doctor, Postnatal Specialist and Author of The Postnatal Depletion Cure.
This is an evolving virtual space that provides support for Mothers,
as well as courses for Birth Workers and Allied Health Professionals, wanting to learn how to better support Mothers.
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"With great empathy and wisdom, Dr Serrallach explains how to restore your health and vitality using nutrition, gentle exercises and simple strategies to get you to finally feel like yourself again.”
The MotherCare Project is the culmination of more than a decade’s work by Dr Oscar Serrallach, Author of The Postnatal Depletion Cure, published by Goop in 2018.
What is postnatal depletion?
Postnatal depletion is a constellation of symptoms affecting all spheres of a woman’s life after she gives birth. These symptoms arise from changes in the way the brain works, physiological challenges, hormonal changes and interruption of the circadian day/night rhythm of her sleep cycle, layered with psychological, mental and emotional components.
It was during Dr Oscar’s own journey of starting a family with his partner Caroline - looking at Motherhood through the lens of Functional Medicine to try to understand why his own partner and so many of his patients were struggling with Motherhood - that he started to see a pattern emerge.
After coining the phrase “Postnatal Depletion” Oscar went on to write his groundbreaking book The Postnatal Depletion Cure which has now sold over 30,000 copies. This book has indeed helped thousands of Mothers to get back on track after having children.
'This is the comprehensive guide to health for every mother - new, or years out - who has ever felt tired, rundown, or just not like herself.'- Gwyneth Paltrow
'The Postnatal Depletion Cure is a groundbreaking perspective on women's health, which offers hope and practical information in equal measure for mothers who are beyond exhausted... I would recommend Dr Serrallach's book to all mothers.' - Penelope Cruz
Dr Oscar Serrallach
"I deeply believe that if Mothers are well, Families can be well. And if Families are well, then Society has a much better chance of being well."
Why am I Failing at Motherhood?
“In my clinic, I do not see Mothers who have failed or who are not trying hard enough. What I do see every day are Mothers who are physically and emotionally depleted, exhausted and stressed. They are at the end of their tether with no end in sight.”
Dr Oscar Serrallach
Through countless medical consultations with Mothers over many years, Dr Oscar has seen that fundamentally, there are a number of external factors which also contribute to a Mother’s struggles:
- The lack of a “village” and genuine unconditional support.
- The glorification of busyness.
- The Myth of the Super Mum.
- The lack of understanding about Matrescence (the becoming of a Mother) and Rites of Passage for this important transition in life.
- The lack of understanding by medical professionals about the unique biology of Mothers.
- The prevalence of capitalistic societies that are not set up to support families.
- Mothers being alone at a time when they are meant to be most connected.
We are here to help...
Dr Oscar and partner Caroline Cowley are passionate about making real change happen. Having three children together they experienced years of struggle through the breakdown of health, lack of sleep, work pressures, the emergence of underlying health issues brought on by pregnancy and breastfeeding and lack of support.
Oscar and Caroline now dedicate their lives to speaking about Postnatal Depletion with the genuine desire to help others going through a similar journey.
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The best programs and solutions for health issues are born of doctors that want to help themselves or their loved ones. That is how Dr. Serrallach arrived at his understanding of postnatal depletion, and what makes this book so helpful to women with the same issue, which is a world epidemic. His book is a guide to reclaiming optimal health that any mother who has given birth in the last seven years should read.
Alejandro Junger, M.D., New York Times bestselling author of Clean, Clean Eats, and Clean Gut
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