Matrescence article

What is matrescence?

Becoming a mother is a tremendous developmental shift, and matrescence is a term used to describe this process and all the emotional, biological and hormonal changes that come during this time. Much like the term “adolescence” describes that period in our lives, and all that goes with it, this term describes this entire shift. Because this is one of the biggest life changes you will ever go through, it is understandable that you would experience make emotional changes during this time. I am honored to have been a contributor recently to a blog on this exact topic for We talk about all of the different emotional changes you might experience while having a baby, and how to distinguish some of the typical mood changes from something more significant like a Perinatal Mood or Anxiety disorder. I also review where you can seek help and why it’s important to find a provider who specializes in perinatal mental health. To read the blog piece, go here