THRIVE Navigating Perinatal and Postpartum Depression + Anxiety

Don’t let perinatal or postpartum depression drain you. I am here to help.

I created THRIVE to consolidate resources for women experiencing perinatal or postpartum depression + anxiety.

I created THRIVE to affirm that maternal wellness is essential. Your wellbeing is not an afterthought.

I created THRIVE because women deserve to prioritize our wellbeing. From a place of abundance, we can be excellent partners and caregivers.

THRIVE Winter begins Wednesday, January 18th, 2023

Perinatal and postpartum depression aren’t always easy to recognize.

I had no history of mental illness. On paper, I had every reason to be joyful: an attentive husband, supportive family, comfortable career, and a safe home.

But for months, I was miserable. On “good days,” I was anxious, overwhelmed and obsessive. I researched every decision for hours. Selecting a car seat or nipple style stressed me out. Only the most natural birth plan seemed safe–and even that seemed to have life-threatening risks. My family walked on eggshells because any misstep could set me off.

On the worst days, I struggled with suicidal ideation. I also wanted to end the pregnancy, which I thought was killing me.

I had never heard of “perinatal depression and anxiety.” (Since I was still pregnant, postpartum depression wasn’t an option.) I was told I just needed to be more grateful; called a monster for considering an abortion; told hell awaited anyone who committed suicide; called a control freak; dismissed and told to pray more.

It was 4 months before anyone bothered to explore why I had changed so drastically during my pregnancy. The changes in me were not moral or ethical failures. They weren’t even my real feelings!

During a prenatal visit, a nurse finally tested me for depression. I passed with flying colors 😒.

With a diagnosis in hand, I had a starting point. But now what?

The birth of THRIVE

Prescription drugs, herbs, exercise, therapy, meditation, mindfulness, supplements, hormone treatments, self-help books– no single option was the solution.

I discovered that my wellbeing required a combination of care methods. Through customized self-care, the symptoms began to dissipate. My daughter was turning 3 before I felt like myself again.

You don’t have to wait that long to feel better. I am here to help.

I created THRIVE to consolidate resources for women experiencing perinatal or postpartum depression + anxiety.

I created THRIVE to affirm that maternal wellness is essential. Your wellbeing is not an afterthought.

I created THRIVE because women deserve to prioritize our wellbeing. From a place of abundance, we can be excellent partners and caregivers.

What you will receive in THRIVE

You don’t have to navigate perinatal or postpartum depression + anxiety alone. Nor do you need to cobble together your own self-care plan. I’m here to help!

Feel capable, knowledgable, and supported with your THRIVE community.

THRIVE combines physical, mental, and spiritual wellness into approachable sessions–just for moms!  Choose from two options.

THRIVE Basic Care Includes:

  • (8) 60-min live virtual yoga classes held Wednesdays at 8:00pm. Classes will be recorded for later viewing. (Morning sessions may be offered based on enrollment.)
    • Yoga classes include asana (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation, and engaging life applications.
  • Holistic empowerment classes where you can speak to experts in hormone harmony, nutrition, herbalism, meditation, personal training, and the ins and outs of prescription medications so that you can make the best choice for YOU.
  • 1-yr access to You’ve Got This! on-demand library. This online resource includes yoga + movement classes of varying durations to fit your schedule, guided meditations, breath work practices, pep-talks, journal prompts and a wellness checklist to help you feel centered, powerful and ready for whatever the day brings.
  • You Deserve This! herbal care package including Calming Restorative herbal tea or Mind Medley herbal 1% decaf coffee blend (about 45 servings)
    • 10ml adaptogenic essential oil
    • 9oz adaptogenic herbal candle
    • 16 oz Serenity herbal bath salts
  • Dive Deeper resource library where you can find scholarly articles and other research to deepen your practice
  • Investment $750. Payment plan available.

THRIVE Custom Care Includes:

  • (8) 45-min, customized one-on-one yoga + support classes (virtual unless in Covington, GA)
  • (8) 60-min live virtual yoga  classes held Wednesdays at 8:00pm. Classes will be recorded for later viewing. (Morning sessions may be offered based on enrollment.).
    • Yoga classes include asana (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation, and engaging life applications.
  • Holistic empowerment classes where you can speak to experts in hormone harmony, nutrition, herbalism, meditation, personal training, and the ins and outs of prescription medications so that you can make the best choice for YOU.
  • (1) herbal wellness consultation to customize the following:
  • You Deserve This! custom herbal care package including customized herbal tea or customized herbal 1% decaf coffee blend (about 45 servings)
    • 10ml customized adaptogenic essential oil
    • 9oz customized adaptogenic herbal candle
    • 16 oz custom herbal bath salt
  • 1-yr access to You’ve Got This! on-demand library. This online resource includes yoga + movement classes of varying durations to fit your schedule, guided meditations, breath work practices, pep-talks, journal prompts and a wellness checklist to help you feel centered, powerful and ready for whatever the day brings.
  • Dive Deeper resource library where you can find scholarly articles and other research to deepen your practice
  • Investment $1,550. Payment plan available.

THRIVE Winter begins Wednesday, January 18th, 2023

Deeply Rooted Wellness is a black-owned, woman-owned, minority-owned yoga studio in Covington, Ga just outside of metro Atlanta.
link to enroll in THRIVE perinatal and postpartum depression support group