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Moody New Moms: Are Herbs the Answer?

From the Show: HER
Summary: Herbs are a safe, gentle and non-toxic way to stabilize your mood, particularly if you're a new mom.
Air Date: 3/13/14
Duration: 10
Host: Michelle King Robson and Pamela Peek, MD
Guest Bio: Sara Chana, RH
Sara ChanaSara Chana Silverstein is a Brooklyn-based, international board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC), classical homeopath, herbalist, businesswoman, wife and mother of seven children. Sara is your teacher and guide as you navigate the challenging worlds of working mom and/or breastfeeding mother, revealing the secrets to taking charge of your own health for the well-being of both you and your child. She is a highly sought-after public speaker, presenting an array of topics in an intelligent, compelling, funny, provocative, and exciting way.
Moody New Moms: Are Herbs the Answer?
New moms are overwhelmed by the physical demands of motherhood: sleep deprivation, hunger, constant concern for your newborn, isolation, mood swings... the list goes on and on.

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
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