Natural Postpartum Support

Natural Postpartum Support Follow

👩‍👧Girl mom |😇 Angel mom |🍋Holistic Healing for PPD |💪Overcoming PPD/A, PTSD |🎙Natural Postpartum Support Podcast

https://linktr.ee/katieeflores

791 Followers  345 Follow

Share Share Share

Mamas, it's coming... The Natural Postpartum Support Podcast launches on Monday, February 5th. 
_____ 
And I do this because the world still needs to learn about maternal mental health. Because we are being treated so wrong. 
_____

Did you see the post that went viral this weekend? Long story short, a mom went to her OB to express that she needed help for her postpartum depression. After waiting a ridiculous amount of time with her 4 month old, she went in to be seen by the nurse. She told her about the scary thoughts she had, never acting on it, and wanted to be prescribed meds. 
_____

The nurse called the police and they escorted her to the ER. After about 10 hours through this ordeal of being treated like a criminal, she never saw a doctor, or got medication. She was sent on her way with some papers that woud be "good resources" for her. 
_____

The more appalling thing was seeing comments on that post of women having similar stories. This needs to change! 
_____

Moms deserve more! I found that information was lacking through my journey, and I'm here to contribute in any way I can, for you. Above all, remember: it's you, it's postpartum depression.
_____

To get notifications on the podcast, you can sign up at bit.ly/naturalpostpartumsupportpodcast or click the link in my bio.
Self-care is more than just baths & massages. In fact, you don't have to do any of those things if you don't like it.  Not only that, but we don't all have the luxury of a couple hours to ourselves.⠀
_____⠀
⠀
Self-care is always changing for me depending on my needs for the day.  Am I extra stressed, extra tired, overwhelmed? Each of these things elicit a different activity for me. ⠀
______⠀
⠀
In fact, one form of self-care that I'm sure many of you don't think about is listening to podcasts. Washing dishes can go die, but obviously that's not going to happen. If I'm doing them every day, I can make the most of it with a good podcast.  It makes the activity go by faster, but my favorite part is I can exercise my mind too. ⠀
______⠀
⠀
And then there are times (few and far between) where I can sit down and fully focus on an episode. Sometimes it's in a bath, sometimes I'm sipping a golden milk latte. ⠀
______⠀
⠀
Either way, a podcast is always in my rotation.  And then it hit me...I can't be the only mom obsessed! So I decided to venture out and do a podcast of my own. Where I can wear yoga pants and a messy bun because none of you can see me.⠀
_____⠀
⠀
Interested? I'll be launching the Natural Postpartum Support Podcast on Monday, February 5th with 5 episodes ready to go. Every new mom should take a listen because the support for mothers out there is atrocious. <-- Wanting to go off my soapbox here but I won't.⠀
______⠀
⠀
Click the link in my bio to sign up for notifications, or keep on with your Insta because you know I'll be on here again shouting it from the rooftops, because I'm so freaking excited!
The new moon is just about here. I know, I know, I could totally do more intentions, but then I get anxiety over not finishing it if I don't. Plus I'm a mom and all. (Enough said) ⠀
_____⠀
⠀
1. I'm gearing up for my podcast launching.  I can either make it super stressful, which is the way I used to do things in my business.  Or I can make it an enjoyable experience.  The latter sounds way better and chances are I won't burn out over it.  So everyone benefits :)⠀
⠀
2. I'll be green juicin it up!  I used to make excuses not to do it.  Too expensive, too many dirty dishes, etc. So I'm taking baby steps and committing to 3 days a week.  Juice of the month: Cucumber, celery, apple, & cilantro. ⠀
⠀
3. I've really been drawn to less waste recently.  Like it's on my mind all. the. time. So I'll be taking my own bags in the grocery store, buying some reusable produce bags, and purchasing glass storage containers to buy more in bulk.  Will I have zero waste? Absolutely not.  But I can still feel better wasting less. ⠀
_____⠀
⠀
If you're interested in get notifications on the new podcast launching February 5th, click the link in bio and from there click on Natural Postpartum Support Podcast.
In case you're dealing with mom brain, (no worries, it's totally a thing) I wanted to remind you of the giveaway I have going on this week! ⠀
______⠀
⠀
Check out my last post where you can enter to win.  No ridiculous follow train either (those things are the worst!).
Obligatory Christmas photo. Merry Christmas 🎄🎁 This is the first Christmas since having Makena, that I'm actually feeling happy (I seriously cried tears of joy) and that is the best gift for this PPD mom.
Happy Winter Solstice! It can be a tough time of with seasonal depression? I get it, because I've been there too!  But I read an article by @kellybroganmd and I thought I'd share the key points, because it really spoke to me.⠀
_____⠀
⠀
What if "symptoms" of seasonal depression are really just messages. In nature, winter is meant to be a time of hibernation and preparation for spring.  But in the society we live in, we're always expected to be on, throwing this all off.  Obviously, I can't tell you to do nothing (but wouldn't that be nice!) but I'd love to give you some suggestions for honoring this time of year.⠀
⠀
* Light candles when it's dark.⠀
* Designate a special warm blanket⠀
* Enjoy a nourishing hot beverage (I love a healthy hot chocolate! Who doesn't?)⠀
* Honor your desire to rest and say no to unappealing parties, without guilt!⠀
⠀
Easier said than done, I know, but I challenge you to try one of these this season.  Comment below with what you choose!
New on the blog: Homemade sugar scrub. ➡️I personally made this for myself, but you can totally give this as a holiday gift. 
_____

I preach a lot about the importance of clean beauty products and it doesn't get better than this. Sugar and oil. And of course because I love smelling extra good, (who doesn't) I've got a ton of scent suggestions. It'll smell so good, you may try to eat it 😉 
_____

Go to katieeflores.com/homemade-body-scrub or home to the link in my profile and click on blog.
@leefromamerica always writes out her intentions at the beginning of the month. I use the new moon. 
_____

As moms, we have to be efficient as possible. So I team up with nature. Intentions you make on the New Moon are super potent - as the moon's light grows, that adds power to your intentions. Boom! 
_____

I've seen intentions that look like novels. I'm not about that. 3 feels good to me and makes it stick better. Otherwise I'm overwhelmed and do nothing. 
_____ 
Please don't do this if it feels like another to do. It's not meant to add stress. In fact, I've been wanting to do this but haven't had the motivation. 
_____

But I'll tell you this... when I did sit down and draw for fun, it was a great form of meditation. I was in the moment and just focused on the drawing. Makena enjoyed watching me. Overall it was a relaxing experience. 
_____

What are your goals thus holiday season?
Gah, I hope there's no gray hairs on my head. Who am I kidding, I've caught a couple this past week. But that's not what this is about. 😂
______

I've had some new followers and wanted to say hey, I'm totally not ignoring. I'm taking advantage of the winter season and using it for what it's meant for... Hibernation and relaxation. That means getting the f#&% off my phone. Which is so hard! Anyone else have difficulty with this?
______

But when I monitor my social media time, my anxiety is so much better. I'd love to know if you can relate. Is it hard letting go of the phone? Does it add anxiety for you too?
This time of year is for relaxation and a little fun. I'd love to know what you stopped doing this holiday season that was causing you so much stress.  I've quit giving holidays cards, nobody has said anything, and it feels ah-maz-ing!
Need a fix for your unbelievable mom exhaustion? Here's an old remedy I do all the time
______

Wait for it... REST! 😴 Why is it so freaking hard as a mom to do this? I was feeling a little under the weather yesterday. Totally functional, but I'm sure you know the feeling. You're a little off, more tired than usual, but still have enough energy to push through. 
______

On the weekends, hubby and I give each over an hour of complete alone time to do what we want. And when it came my turn, I really wanted to finish up my podcast recording with @lindsaygerszt1 (a producer of @whentheboughbreaksdoc ) because it was soooo good. But the deadline is months away. I didn't HAVE to do it. 
______

As hard as it was, I took that hour and slept. And here's the thing. Because of that, I don't feel full on sick today and can still do things. But had I not rested, I'd be down for the count today, watching movies all day with the toddler, who probably would be cranky about it. 
______

So if you're reading this, it's for a reason. If you're tired, I give you permission to rest. Give your kids the tablet and do nothing! 💗
What are you doing this season to take time for yourself and enjoy what's going on around you?⠀
______⠀
⠀
Makena and I made some ornaments together and I can't wait to bake cookies with her.  This does not mean that you should do this.  In fact, if this causes you too much stress, don't do it! What I do with my holiday is absolutely no judgment on you. You do what makes you happy and it looks different on everyone.⠀
______⠀
⠀
I'd love to know what are some traditions you enjoy with your tiny family?