Jenny Schatzle

Tiffanie Anne

How This Mommy Blogger Used Essential Oils for a Successful VBAC and to treat Pregnancy & Postpartum Depression

EPISODE: 13   |    DATE: October 22, 2020

If you can get help, get help. Do not feel like you’re weak for saying yes. You need a village. You need it for yourself, you need it for your baby, you need it for your partner. It’ll make your life so much easier.

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Key Takeaways

  • Tiffanie started her blog to share her experience with pregnancy depression. Yes – pregnancy depression is a very real condition that is not often talked about.
  • Tiffanie really wants mamas to hear this: listen to your body. If something doesn’t feel right, you’re right. Seek help. Be your own advocate. There are resources to help.
  • Tiffanie was dismissed the first 3 times by her OB about her pregnancy depression. That is common: people will dismiss you because of your “changing hormones” and think you’re just being emotional because you’re pregnant.
  • If you find yourself locking yourself in your room and screaming into your pillow, retreating from others, it’s probably more than just hormonal changes. Seek help.
  • Studies show that people who experience pregnancy and postpartum depression have most like had a previous history of mood disorders. This was true for Tiffanie.
  • Studies also show that you may be more prone to postpartum depression if you have a c section.
  • Don’t be scared or ashamed to take antidepressants. They can save your life.
  • Don’t think that asking for help makes you weak. It takes a village. 
  • When Tiffanie wanted to have a VBAC for her second pregnancy, she had to interview 4 different OBs before ultimately finding one who agreed to help her achieve it.
  • Tiffanie used clary sage oil to speed up her delivery – and it worked!
  • User tip for your first pee after you give birth: put a few drops of peppermint oil in the toilet! It will help you go!
  • Tiffanie used a combination of antidepressants and essential oils to help her with her postpartum depression. Today, she’s not on any medications, but she is not shy to say that if ever she gets to a dark place again, she will absolutely go back on antidepressants.

About Tiffanie

Tiffanie is a mental health advocate who started her blog sharing her experience with pregnancy depression, then postpartum depression. She shares her experience to break down the mental health stigma, especially towards women and moms. 

She is also passionate in helping families lower their  toxic load to help improve their mental and physical health. Removing harmful chemicals, and adding more natural, green and eco-friendly products in practical ways as a family. 

Her blog is for anyone who wants to learn about living a more nature inspired and cleaner lifestyle for themselves and family. 





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Resources in this episode

Book: The First Forty Days

Episode #6: About Breech birth with Denise Woods 

Episode #5: About perinatal and postpartum mood disorders with Sarah Toler

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