For many women, the onset of their hypothyroid symptoms can start during their pregnancy or shortly after giving birth. But why is that you may be wondering, well let’s dig into it!
During the third trimester and immediately after birth, a woman’s body undergoes two massive naturally occurring immune shifts that are designed to protect the baby.
However, with all the changes that a woman’s body undergoes during pregnancy, pre-existing conditions such as: blood sugar imbalances, food intolerances, undiagnosed autoimmune conditions and hormone imbalances are exacerbated and create the ideal environment for the development of an autoimmune disease such as Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism.
Prior to conceiving, consider getting screened for Hashimoto’s by testing for anti-TPO and thyroglobulin antibodies. You may also want to address any other address any other areas of stress like: leaky gut, hormonal imbalances, poor liver health and blood sugar imbalances to help reduce your risks. ⠀⠀⠀⠀