Those mood swings are normal. Women experience dramatic changes in their hormone levels after childbirth, which affects mood (Parents.com).
Do your moods control you? Or do you control your moods?
The first thing is to identify your moods and really understand your triggers. This way you can help control your emotions and manage your reactions to stressful situations.
And, there may be a natural way to help decrease your mood swings: herbs.
Sara Chana Silverstein is a Brooklyn-based, international board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC), classical homeopath, herbalist, businesswoman, wife and mother of seven children. So she has a lot to be moody about!
Sara explains why herbs are a safe, gentle and non-toxic way to stabilize your mood.
Herbs to help balance your mood:
- Skullcap (from the mint family) is a calming herb
- Motherwort is for hormonal balance and helps regulate moodiness
- Mimosa tree bark