Pregnancy and Hypothyroidism

Pregnancy and Hypothyroidism.

I’m going to cover how hypothyroidism can develop during or after pregnancy, what to do if you’re thyroid patient who falls pregnant, your mental health and pregnancy and postpartum thyroiditis.

How can hypothyroidism develop during/after pregnancy?

As pregnancy is stressful on the body, it can induce hypothyroidism. For some women, this starts during pregnancy, but it’s after pregnancy that a lot are diagnosed. Some recover after a month or two, but many are left with hypothyroidism for the rest of their lives, requiring medication.

Hashimoto’s Healing explains that during pregnancy, the body goes through many hormonal changes and the immune system makes adjustments in order to preserve the fetus and not reject it as a foreign invader.

The Th-1 suppression ends after birth and this causes the immune system to surge. If it is already unstable, then this can trigger the start of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Hashimoto’s is usually triggered.  Continue reading “Pregnancy and Hypothyroidism”