Welcome to The MotherCare Project, with Dr Oscar Serrallach. We are so glad you are here.
The MotherCare Project is the village that Mothers have been missing.
Imagine a friendly non-competitive heart-centred online space where Mothers can come, connect with other Mothers, and find a supportive community where Mothers are held in the high regard they deserve for doing the worlds most important job.
Our intention is for Mothers to be seen, heard, valued, supported and empowered.
Our bigger intention is that the whole world should be more Mother-Centred, based on the principles of a Matrilineal Society - but that’s another story!
Creating a central, online resource to help Mothers face all the challenges they will meet.
Inside this online space, there is a library of content for mothers, containing up-to-date information and guidance on not only Womens' Wellness, but more specifically Mothers’ Wellness - breastfeeding, hormones, sleep, nutrition and exercise.
In addition, there are also resources to help Mothers navigate the complex emotional landscape of Motherhood - matrescence, relationships, trauma, self-esteem, family life, spirituality and life purpose.
What does this online village look like?
- Weekly online sessions with Dr Oscar Serrallach, a caring Functional Doctor and Father who has dedicated his career to researching Postnatal Wellness. Your health concerns will not be dismissed as the “normal” struggles of Motherhood.
- Online forums and discussions where you can ask questions and have direct access to a wealth of wisdom from Dr Serrallach and other MotherCare workers.
- Online Womens Circles, where Mothers can share stories (not advice) and be held by a community of Mothers.
- A library of practical tools designed for Mothers including pre and postnatal yoga classes, breath work, guided meditations and other nervous system practices.
- Ongoing opportunities for Mothers and Mothercare Workers to learn and be inspired about postnatal depletion and recovery, a groundbreaking science that recognises the biological changes that a woman goes through in becoming a mother.
- Opportunities to attend retreats, courses and other offerings responding to the needs of Mothers run by Dr Serrallach and Team.
“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.” Dr Oscar Serrallach
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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
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 alongside his 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.
It was a baptism of fire which has led both Oscar and Caroline to now dedicate their lives to speaking about Postnatal Depletion with the genuine desire to help others going through a similar journey.
The First Mothermorphosis Journey - Starts Mid 2022
It’s an exciting time as we launch our first program - the Mothermorphosis Journey. Over 12 months (13 Moons), this program will walk our participants step by step on their own journey of postnatal recovery, looking at physiology, sleep, nutrition, exercise, relationships, spirituality, self-care and life goals.
“Just as a caterpillar transforms into a butterfly, we hope to support you in your transformation from depletion into an empowered and thriving mother living her life fully aligned with her purpose. But as it takes time to enter a state of depletion, it takes time to recover - hence the 13 moons.”
This program will be guided personally by Dr Oscar and Caroline. Spaces will be limited for this first program offered at an introductory price.
Register below to be the first to know as soon as program details are available and bookings open.
Coming soon to The MotherCare Project
Postpartum planning workshop. An online workshop for women and couples who are pregnant or trying to conceive.
Training for Mothercare workers. Midwives, Doulas, Doctors, Naturopaths, Psychologists, Social Workers and other health practitioners who work with Mothers, to teach about Postnatal Depletion and Recovery.
Preconception workshop. A workshop series prior to becoming pregnant where we will look at setting you up for the best experience of motherhood possible. Improving fertility will be covered but is not the main focus of this workshop.
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Introducing Dr. Oscar Serrallach
Dr. Oscar Serrallach is a medical specialist dedicated to remaining at the cutting edge of wellness healthcare for mothers. This commitment led him to study and practice functional medicine, whilst at the same time, addressing the multi-faceted aspects of health and well-being.
Researching Postnatal Recovery for almost 10 years, Dr. Oscar Serrallach has shared his knowledge on Postnatal Depletion and fourth trimester healing with his revolutionary book, “The Postnatal Depletion Cure.”
Published by Goop in 2018, this was the first research to really look at the unique biology and hormones of a woman after giving birth and the toll that pregnancy birth and breastfeeding will place on her, especially if she is already depleted going into pregnancy.
Today, Dr. Oscar Serrallach continues to offer medical consultations and retreats around Byron Bay New South Wales in Australia, whilst building the resources and community for the MotherCare Project alongside his partner Caroline.
The Postnatal Depletion Cure Book
The MotherCare Retreat
We invite you to join us for three deeply restorative days specifically designed for the needs of depleted Mothers to feel deeply rested, nourished and relaxed.
Location: Blue Green Sanctuary, Newrybar, NSW
When: 13 -16 October 2022
A heartfelt thank you to you all for a supportive, nourishing and informative weekend. One I won’t forget anytime soon. I truly feel like it was a weekend that changed me for the better and I look forward to a bright and positive future for myself and my family.
MotherCare Retreat participant
It was such an enriching weekend, I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for the support and guidance you have all provided.
MotherCare Retreat participant
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
This is intended as health based information and not as medical advice or a substitute for medical treatment. It you have any medical conditions or concerns you need to consult your health practitioner first prior to trying any of the above suggestions.