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Present Not Perfect

Nov 6, 2019

#10: Have you ever felt like you’ve traded in brain cells for your baby? 'Mom Brain' is something I’ve heard thrown around on the regular and I say it myself constantly when I have a lapse in my memory or do something silly. When I did further research into it, however, I realized there isn’t that much information on the topic readily available in easy to digest formats like youtube videos or podcasts. I was so happy to sit down with Dr. Mehlenbacher to try to understand what’s going on with our brains during and after pregnancy. Spoiler alert: lack of sleep is a HUGE part of it. But it is much deeper than that too. It was fascinating to learn about this.

Here’s a bit more about our guest: Dr. Karla Mehlenbacher is a Board-Certified Chiropractic Neurologist, holistic autoimmune practitioner and founder of Take Root Brain & Body. Dr. Mehlenbacher uses Integrative Neurology and Functional Medicine to help people struggling with post-concussion syndrome, childhood developmental disorders, chronic pain and many other neurological and autoimmune conditions.

Some of the topics we discussed include:

What is MOM Brain?

What happens to the brain and body after childbirth?

What are some things you can do to feel like yourself again?

Do the symptoms of mom brain affect other caregivers as well?

Books & Movies We Discussed:

The Go-Giver Book

Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself

HEAL on Netflix

What The Bleep Do We Know?


Free 10 min consultation:


4 Simple exercises to relieve Anxiety:


Does my child have a brain disbalance:


To Connect with Dr. M:

Karla Mehlenbacher, DC, DACNB, FABBIR, FIBFN-CND



Take Root Brain & Body Development Inc.

tel: 303-993-4575


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