Welcome to Motherhood
We know you arrived on this page expecting to find a questionnaire to complete, however during and after pregnancy your body is in a constant state of change, which makes it difficult to measure your 'typical' hormonal status.
Once you stop breastfeeding, it's time to start thinking about balancing your hormones and getting your cycle back on track—at which point taking our Hormone Questionnaire is a great first step. In the meantime, read on to find out about postpartum depletion and nourishing your postpartum body.
Postpartum Health: What You Need to Know
The female body is incredible—you have been able to create, grow, and nourish another human life!
Now, it's time to talk about you and your postpartum health.
Creating life is incredible, and like everything worthwhile, it isn't easy. It is a demanding task on your body and requires high quantities of essential nutrients which means that mothers can often end up nutrient-depleted leading to fatigue and weakened immunity.
Sleep deprivation, nutrient deficiencies, and a busy, stressful life creates the perfect storm to knock our hormones out of balance. This is incredibly common, and the good news is there's plenty of simple, everyday things you can do to support your body in finding its balance again.
Key nutrients that are often depleted during pregnancy include zinc, B12, B9, Iodine, Selenium, Omega-3 fatty acids such as DHA, and specific amino acids. For optimal health and hormonal balance, we want to get these nutrients back to optimal levels as soon as possible.
In an ideal world we would be able to replenish all the nutrients we are lacking through food alone. However, in the modern world we live in, this is almost impossible due to modern farming techniques and depleted soils. Our food of today is just not as nutrient-dense as it used to be. A quality, bioavailable multivitamin combined with a nutritious, wholesome diet is the best way to replenish nutrient stores for health fast.
How to Nourish Your Postpartum Body
Nutrients are the building blocks for our hormones and overall health and wellness. It is vital, especially now, that women are nourished with the daily essential nutrients needed to recover and replenish their stores. Remember, what's good for mum is also good for baby. Prioritising your health is a win, win!
Wondering What To Eat?
When you're trying to prioritise the health of you and your family, it can all feel a little overwhelming. We've put together some of our favourite BePure recipes to make meals that are quick, delicious, and nutritious.
- Coconut & Berry Chia Pudding
- BePure Berry Smoothie
- Lamb on Quinoa with Coconut Tzatziki
- Brain-Loving Salmon Falafel Bites
- Almond, Lemon, Parsley-crusted Salmon Recipe
- A Treat For The Mamas – Salted Caramel Buckwheat Pancake Recipe
Talk to an expert
Ben recommends the BePure Everyday Health Pack to support and embrace vitality, balance and energy. This pack contains:
- BePure One the ultimate multivitamin with over 50 bioavailable ingredients
- BePure Three a high-quality, high-strength fish oil
Once you've got the baseline covered, Ben recommends taking a look at out our nourishing women's collection.
We have an incredible resource library of BePure blog content to help support you during the many changes you (and your postpartum body!) are currently going through.