Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroiditis from Fertility to Postpartum

Autoimmune thyroiditis, also known as Hashimoto's thyroiditis, affects over 20 million of Americans, the majority of which are women. Thyroid conditions have a direct impact on our fertility, pregnancy, birth outcomes and can have a large influence on our postpartum period. But for some women, childbirth is the triggering event that leads to postpartum thyroiditis

Bridgit Danner, LAc and I had a great conversation on her podcast about autoimmune thyroiditis and how it effects our fertility, our baby's health and our own postpartum health.

We focused in on postpartum care and I shared with Bridgit my own story of struggling with postpartum autoimmune thyroiditis.

Here is a bit of what I shared:

  • Why and which thyroid markers to test pre-conception
  • How an untreated thyroid condition can lead to miscarriage and developmental deficits
  • Why it's important to test thyroid markers in weeks 6-12 of the “fourth trimester” (aka early postpartum) if you are autoimmune thyroid
  • Why changes in our immune system potentiate thyroid imbalance after childbirth
  • Which underlaying factors to consider of you have autoimmune thyroid
  • Why getting support is needed for post-partum health complaints

From Bridgit Danner, LAc:

If you are an autoimmune mom, a mom suffering with postpartum symptoms, a woman diagnosed with autoimmune thyroiditis, or someone curious about thyroid disorders (which are highly on the rise in women,) I think you'll benefit from the info-packed interview with Dr. Brighten.

You can listen to our discussion here for FREE.

 

Share this article:

Get Your FREE Hormone Starter Kit with

7 Day Meal Plan & Recipe Guide

This starter pack is exactly what every woman needs to bring her hormones back into balance!

Hormone Starter

Kit

About The Author

Dr. Jolene Brighten

Instagram Facebook

Dr. Jolene Brighten, NMD, is one of the leading experts in women’s medicine and is a pioneer in her exploration of the far-reaching impact of hormonal birth control and the little known side effects that impact health in a large way. In her best selling book, Beyond the Pill, she shares her clinical protocols aimed at supporting women struggling with symptoms of hormone imbalance, including Post-Birth Control Pill Syndrome and birth control related side effects. A trained nutritional biochemist and Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Brighten is the founder and Clinic Director at Rubus Health, an integrative women’s medicine clinic. She is a member of the MindBodyGreen Collective and has been featured in prominent media outlets such as Forbes, Cosmopolitan, ABC news, and the New York Post. Read more about me here.