This week, Katie Flores, a holistic health coach, shares her postpartum adventures. Katie suffered from crying episodes, dreams of running away, becoming easily irritable, and just knowing that something was wrong.
I think that’s so important. Sometimes, we don’t know how to label it, but we just know “something is wrong”. I know I felt that way for months but was too afraid to ask for help because people kept insisting that the newborn phase is tough and things would get better at the three month mark.
Katie’s worst year was not the first year postpartum, but the time from when her daughter turned one until she was two. There’s an emphasis on the first year postpartum, but you know what? A woman’s body works in mysterious ways. If you feel like crap, reach out for help, no matter how far along you are during your postpartum journey.
For Katie, the postpartum depression was not the diagnosis but a symptom for another issue with her thyroids. Postpartum thyroid issues mimic postpartum depression, so your doctor should test your thyroid as well.
Her website is right here at KatieEFlores.com. It’s a beautiful site and hey, Katie offers a free strategy phone call.