We are all well aware that spring is on it’s way. I mean, the pollen alone is a signal that life is emerging out of the winter. Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and it is now time for new beginnings.

If you’ve had a baby recently, you know all about these new beginnings. This transition from one stage of life to the next.


This word carries so much meaning when we talk about transitioning into motherhood. The physical, the emotional, the spiritual – all of it. Just like we all went through puberty in high school that came with tons of changes, we are now going through matrescence.

Let’s look at the physical changes. Our bodies have actually changed in shape in order to bring this life into the world. And we will forever be changed, whether it’s our weight, our tiger stripes (stretch marks), or our internal physical changes with our pelvic floor. And did you know that even our brains change after we have a baby? Mom brain is a real thing.

We are physically different.

And emotionally, we are changed as well. Our body’s hormones are fluctuating in ways we haven’t experienced before, which affects our emotional wellbeing. We are faced with thoughts that we aren’t used to, and maybe some scary, intrusive thoughts. The way we think about ourselves and others is forever changed.

This transition into motherhood takes time. For some, the transition is a couple weeks, while others it may take several months to feel like they have fully transitioned into a healthy mothering role.

It might not be a walk in the park – in fact, it probably isn’t. Being a new mom can be so challenging. You aren’t alone though – we all experience matrescence to a certain extent.

Be sure to reach out to us if you need some guidance during this transition. You may be feel like you are diagnosed with a mental health disorder, but you are still allowed to feel sad, anxious and overwhelmed.

We are here to support you.

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