DiscoverMotherhood Meets Medicine151: Matrescence and the Maternal Brain with Nikki Pensak
151: Matrescence and the Maternal Brain with Nikki Pensak

151: Matrescence and the Maternal Brain with Nikki Pensak

Update: 2024-02-28
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Your postpartum brain is amazing. Not only is your body going through the physical changes that come with motherhood, but your brain is processing a ton of hormones and inputs that help you take care of your new baby. 

Matrescence is essentially the process of becoming a mother. It’s a word that describes what your brain and body are going through as you leave the world of pre-motherhood and prepare to usher life into the world. Here to share more is Dr. Nikki Pensak.

Dr. Nikki is a Clinical Psychologist, author and researcher specializing in treating postpartum, mental health, anxiety, OCD and depression. She provides evidence based therapy to her patients and is certified in postpartum mental health. She also serves on the expert review board for Parents Magazine, her new book Rattled:How To Calm New Mom Anxiety With the Power of the Postpartum Brain is now available for pre-order. 

As you listen, remember that one of the most important things for you to take care of as you become a mom is your mental health. Protect your sleep. Protect your brain. Protect your mental health and get together a team to help you in advance. 


In this episode, we discuss: 

What Matrescence is

The wonders of the maternal brain

Pregnancy and giving birth during COVID

 

Resources: 

Connect with Nikki:

Rattled: How to Calm New Mom Anxiety with the Power of the Postpartum Brain

Nikki’s TedX talk - The Power of the Maternal Brain


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151: Matrescence and the Maternal Brain with Nikki Pensak

151: Matrescence and the Maternal Brain with Nikki Pensak

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