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Motherhood in ADHD – Parenting with ADHD, Productivity Tips, Brain based Science, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Education to Help Moms with Adult ADHD

Jul 27, 2023

When you've got PMS on steroids, the rage and depression are exponential.

Ever hear of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder?

They call it PMDD for short, and it's a very real and serious hormonal disorder that affects up to 10% of women! And it’s much more common when paired with ADHD.

Symptoms include things like mood swings (aka rage attacks), sadness, anxiety, hopelessness, depression, and even severe panic attacks.

Many women with PMDD are either extremely tired or have bouts of insomnia. And then there's excessive crying and other emotional swings. Not to mention all the bloating, gastro issues, food cravings, and possible weight gain.

Phew. I need a nap after writing that alone!

Today my guest Heidi and I unpack what PMDD is, the symptoms of PMDD, how PMDD can be linked to postpartum issues, and how to talk to your doctor about getting a diagnosis.

If you've been following along in 2022, we've talked a lot about menstrual health, hormones, and cycle syncing. We've uncovered numerous ways our menstrual cycle relates to ADHD symptoms in women. It's fascinating and disturbing at the same time. But there is hope, Successful Mama!

Heidi Hogarth is a naturopath, a mom of two, and a PMDD survivor. She's on a mission to support women who suffer from PMDD and help them find the best natural health tools so they can get off the hormonal emotional rollercoasters & back to their calm, positive, and loving selves.

She's a wealth of knowledge when it comes to understanding symptoms of PMDD. She offers insight into what supplements and dietary changes can help you when you feel like you are suffering from PMDD.

A big thank you to Heidi for helping women understand their bodies so they can do what they can to live a happy and healthy life.

Find Heidi here:

Follow Heidi on instagram: @heidihogarth_naturopath

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Find links to everything mentioned in this episode & read the transcript here: 



Need an Energy Recharge after your unending fickle energy fluctuations, mama?

There's a new workshop coming just for Successful Mama Meetup mamas called ADHD Energy Recharge.  

I’ll explain how I set up my days to work WITH my “unpredictable” energy fluctuations, so I’m not burnt out, overwhelmed, and canceling last minute plans.

You’ll walk away knowing how to uncover your patterns and work with your fickle energy levels, so you can quit guiltily cancelling plans last minute and kick some booty when you're feeling good!

Successful Mama Meetups' September theme is all about energy regulation and supporting your natural energy patterns! Come join us!

Join us at before the workshop goes live and it's yours as a welcome bonus for joining. 

With a community of ADHD moms to lift you up when you’re struggling, you’re ready to take a baby step forward, even with ADHD.

Part 2 of thiis episode is located in episode 128