The doctor finally agreed to monitor me closely out of the hospital, as my mom is a nurse and would take care of me and bring me to the center each day.
I had postpartum thyroiditis, an autoimmune condition in which the thyroid initially makes too much hormone, before not making enough.
This explained why I felt the way I did; it also created symptoms of moderate to severe postpartum anxiety and agitated depression.
The doctor prescribed medications I was so afraid to take, but I was more afraid of my symptoms.
I was so ill, I just surrendered and took them, but they also made me sick.
So between the illness and the medications...I was one big mess.
I am so grateful for the care I received at the center and from my mother, with whom I stayed for a month, and for my husband and friends, who took care of my other kids and home during this time.
I had to stop work for an entire year while recovering from my hyperthyroid illness and its effects on my system.
I do not remember much of my life then. It actually took me a number of years to fully heal, using a comprehensive holistic approach.
I studied and experienced the benefits of many modalities.
My yoga and meditation practice were life changing. But the complete healing happened after intensive Clarity Breathwork sessions.
It was the most delicious and miraculous feeling of relief I ever experienced.
It was this process and personal experience that resulted in my becoming known in our community as the midwife people would call when they had postpartum depression and anxiety.
No matter where you live, I can help you.
There is no failure in pregnancy, birth and postpartum. I will help you move with grace through potential sadness, grief, fear, and anger to embrace and heal from your experience. We'll figure it out. Here’s how we can work together:
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You can use it to support one another or to ask for needed support when going through a hard time.
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I share exclusive posts and helpful information in response to questions and concerns brought up by the group.
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