Hello Thyroid Family,
We are living in a crazy, upside down, often anxiety-inducing and unsure world at the moment, and I know many of us with preexisting health conditions such as thyroid disease are even more concerned. For others who already spend a lot of their time in their houses due to their health conditions, being asked to socially distance themselves or isolate doesn't feel like too many worlds away. I have put together a quick post on my website linking to statements and information for us.
I'm also very happy to share that I delivered our baby a few weeks ago, just before the world turned upside down. Myself, Adam and baby are all doing very well and soaking up getting to know each other as we stay in our house. We’ve been social distancing for a while now, but then life with a newborn has meant we’ve been staying at home in our ‘nest’ anyway.
Baby was a very healthy birth weight, the labour was straight forward without any complications and his heel prick test which screened him for many conditions including congenital hypothyroidism came back all clear.
So far, my health has been fine and I’m not experiencing any extra complaints postpartum due to my hypothyroidism or Hashimoto's, but I’ll make sure to keep you all posted on how I go as time goes on. Social media (links at the end of this email) are the best place to follow updates.
To end, let me say that I am sending everyone love, strength and a virtual hug at this surreal and uncertain time for us all. Stay safe and remember to look after your mental health as well as your physical health. Set boundaries regarding the information you consume at this time.
Thyroid love x
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Stay in Touch!
As always, you can find more information and support in:
- My articles and blogs on TheInvisibleHypothyroidism.com
- My book: Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate
- My book: You, Me and Hypothyroidism
- The Thyroid Family Facebook Support Group
- Online thyroid courses
You can also keep in touch via my Facebook page, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest to ensure you never miss anything. I am currently on maternity leave until 2021, but will be around online from time to time, so keep in touch!
That’s all for this issue but look out for the next one in two weeks’ time. If there’s anything you think I should specifically mention, please let me know.
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