Taking Off My Supermom Cape: Secrets of a Hypothyroid Mom

Taking Off My Supermom Cape: Secrets of a Hypothyroid Mom

“Dana, your apartment used to be so organized…um…what happened?”

When an old acquaintance I hadn’t seen in several years came with her children for a play date, I was so embarrassed by her comment. I made all the excuses for why my apartment was not as “organized” as it used to be. I felt like such a loser. When she left, I started cleaning up all my stuff. I got so tired, that I shoved some of it under the bed and the rest in closets where my stuff could not be seen. I was upset, but then it dawned on me.

It’s hard to be a mom. Period.

Then add on having hypothyroidism.

She was right. Something did happen.

I took off my Supermom Cape. [Read more…]

Your Postpartum Fatigue Could Be A Sign Of Thyroid Problems

Your postpartum fatigue could be a sign of thyroid problems

Soon after the birth of my first son in 2006, I was overwhelmed with a debilitating fatigue that never seemed to end. I wished every night to sleep like a baby and hoped to wake up refreshed in the morning like my pre-pregnancy self. Instead I woke every morning struggling to get up for my newborn baby and make it through the day. There are no words to describe the exhaustion I felt that year except to say it was an awful sick tired that no amount of sleep could alleviate. Looking back I don’t know how I made it through that year of my life. [Read more…]