Thyroid Disease After Pregnancy: Fatigue in the Fourth Trimester

Thyroid disease after pregnancy may be the most overlooked and under diagnosed condition affecting new mothers. Taking a conservative estimate, we can expect 300,000-400,000 mothers to develop postpartum thyroid disease this year. That is 10% of all new moms. But some estimate it may be as high as 17%— and those are only the women who are being tested. Many other mothers …

A Special Gift Just for Moms

Mother’s Day is this weekend and in celebration of all mothers, I am sharing important information about health and nutrition that will support fertility, optimize pregnancy, help moms thrive in the postpartum healing and continue to support their health for many years to come. I compiled some helpful resources for you to implement or share with a mom you know! …

I’m Not a Mom: Here’s What I Did To Prepare For a Loved One’s Birth

This article is by guest author, Mallory Leone, NC.  Mallory Leone, NC is a nutrition consultant with certifications in holistic nutrition and sports and exercise. She is also trained in motivational interviewing and coaching techniques that change depending on her client’s individual needs. Mallory has been studying under Dr. Jolene Brighten since 2014 in Dr. Brighten’s unique approach to medicine, …

Healing Your Body Naturally After Childbirth— The New Mom’s Guide to Navigating the Fourth Trimester

Today is the big day! Wahoo! The day my book, Healing Your Body Naturally After Childbirth— The New Mom’s Guide to Navigating the Fourth Trimester, is being birthed. This book was born out of my own heartache, struggles and my desire to prevent other mothers from having to experience the same. It wasn’t long after the birth of my son …

Could Maternal Autoimmune Disease Cause Autism?

Maternal autoimmune disease, like Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, have been shown to increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children. There has been speculation about the connection between maternal autoimmune disease and the risk of autism in children, and a recent review of 9,775 cases and 952,211 controls in the scientific journal Behavioural Brain Research further highlights this connection.  While …