Love and Lullabies supports New-Born Mama’s! Without a doubt, you will discover invaluable tips and tricks that are backed by science and experiences. We were inspired by thousands of women’s tears of frustration, confusion, and loneliness when it comes to pregnancy recovery as a New-Born Mama. It is time to start an on-going conversation to explore this poorly charted territory of motherhood.
During the first 3 months after the baby is born, termed the fourth trimester, we experience many physical, hormonal, and emotional jumps. Without information, how do you know if your experiences are average or maybe due to a medical condition. As a result, Mama’s are confused. YES, the baby and their developmental milestones are important, but what about the recovery and health of the baby care-taker?
Fortunately, there is a plethora of information on the internet, or is there? Actually, after spending months searching journals and my medical textbooks, I realized, there is not much science-backed information for New-Born Mama’s.
Who is Dr. Lenny P.
My name is Dr. Lenny P. I completed my higher education degree, married in my late 20s, and relocated away from family and close friends. I birthed my first child at age 33 and my second when I was 35, or later in life. Despite my fortunate up-bringing, financial stability, and married relationship status, after my baby was born, I was absolutely CLUELESS!
I struggled to articulate to my husband, family, and friends what I was experiencing as a New-Born Mama, becuase I was ashamed. Hence, I did not want anyone to know that I was unusually sad, experienced heightened anxiety, hated by body, was in debilitating pain, and doubted my abilites as a mother. I was not sure what was normal or abnormal neither did I know who I should talk to. The mythical ‘women’s intuition’ never found its way to my door step, I sure would have loved some.
In a state of exhaustion, panic, anxiety, and frustration, I picked up the phone and called my sisters, mother, and friends. I had to break my silence and admit that I was ill-prepared for the transition into motherhood, and I needed help.
After I dismissed this mental picture of a well-dressed, bright-eyed, sexy mother and wife with a tidy home and well-behaved kids, I started to search for answers. An explaination had to exist for my physical, emotional, and hormonal changes. Sadley, I came up with more questions than helpful answers.
The Birth of LL
With every wives tale, personal opinion, and urban legend solution, I started to regain my footing. In a word, breathing-room! Importantly, I dismissed the expectation to perform at 110% all the time, this was an un-needed burden. I shifted my focus to healing and re-defining who I am as a Mama. Nonetheless, I learned to appreciate my stretch marks, changing skin texture, being a family of 4, and my new body. MY BIRTHING STORY! In fact, this was the birthing story of Love and Lullabies!
Everything that is offered is focused on the mother; enhancing the New-Baby Mama experience. I have a few jobs while I’m on this planet as a women, wife, mother, and a doctor: continuously have a ‘student-mentality’ eager to learn and extend it to others; prioritize my mental, spiritual, and physical health to nourish my direct and indirect family; and create a vibrant atmosphere filled with joy, love, and laughter.
Maybe you agree! As mothers, we are also transitioning similarly to our infants, but our transition is seldomly talked about. L&L is properly positioned with passion and love to help mothers navigate through the fourth trimester. In short, our focus is to support the transition from belly to baby and talk about taboo topics like sex, emotions, and hormones.
LL has your back Mamas!
Join and be apart of this movement; to enhance the experience and hasten the recovery of the New-Baby Mama!
To learn more about Lenny and her journey;
check out ‘Lenny’s Pregnancy Journey‘
An Inappropriate List
of Mildly Relevant Facts About Dr. Lenny P.
That May Make You Wish You Had a Glass of Wine!
My biggest fear in life is failure
Left-brain dominant meaning that I over-analyze E-VERY-THING!
I do not eat anything that lives in the water
My birthday is February 29, leap year; which certainly explains a lot
1-year study abroad program in Belgium; I am kind-of fluent in French
I watch sports, including soccer (football), cricket, and football
Happily married to the tallest Jamaican man I know
Three higher-ed degrees, Bachelor, Masters, and a Doctorate
Of course, my student loan debt makes me cry!
By and large, I have an extraordinarily life!
Official Biography of Doctor Lenny P.
Public Health Specialist
Functional Laboratory Consultant
Author & Researcher
Dr. Lenny P. is a Naturopathic Doctor specializing in Integrative Healthcare; an approach to medicine that marries alternative or western medicine with traditional medicine. She is skilled and very knowledgable in the use of alternative medicine modalities-Botanical Medicine, Homeopathy, Clinical Nutrition, Hydrotherapy, Environmental Medicine, and Mind-Body Medicine.
Her approach to medicine is very unique:
- Treat the whole person not just individual symptoms or diagnosis
- Focus on individualized medicine verses a one-size fits all approach
- Equip and empower you to make healthy choices and impact your community.
Dr. Lenny P’s life experiences and training has properly equipped and positioned her as an international educator and speaker, contributing author to the Textbook of Natural Medicine, plus a mover and shaker in the functional laboratory and Women’s Health arenas.