When I first met Oscar Serrallach and the staff at Integrative Medicine it was about 6 months after my first child was born and I was about 6 months into postnatal depletion. I was emotionally, mentally and physically not coping with this new life I had assumed would be bliss. Visiting Oscar was a revelation to me. I was used to and resentful of the treatment most medical staff had offered and disappointed by results of natural remedy avenues. Doctors who hardly looked or listened to me before google-ing for some information was so typical I had stopped going or asking for help. Oscar, however, was not stale, not in his genuine understanding and not in his obvious hunger for cutting edge and thorough knowledge. Here finally was a doctor who had not switched off many, many years ago - after they handed him his certificate. Slowly I returned to sleeping and the ‘living’. I found a great counsellor and formed deep friendships with other beautiful, HONEST mothers and things began to feel very different. Oscar and ‘Postnatal depletion’ gave me something to nurture not a label to carry. As I now prepare for my second child, I feel so reassured that I’m in a good place to begin with and have the support to maintain that and keep that in check as we go.
RP, Mullumbimby NSW