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It’s Mother’s Day here in the UK today and being a mum with thyroid disease can make parenting even more of a challenge.
Many mums battle on with hypothyroidism which can make them even more exhausted, stressed and struggle mentally as well as physically. And I believe this should be recognised.
I’m not yet a mother, but I do worry about that day sometimes, because I know it will be extra difficult now that I’m battling several health conditions; chronic, lifelong ones at that.
I bow down to anyone who is able to run a family and bring up children as well as live with thyroid disease. Thyroid disease alone is hard enough some days, the fatigue, pain, brain fog etc. so having the responsibility and being needed in extra ways seems impossible to me.
A special Happy Mother’s Day to all mother’s with hypothyroidism. You’re amazing.
Also read my open letter to those with hypothyroidism on Mother’s Day.
The book You, Me and Hypothyroidism: When Someone You Love Has Hypothyroidism, which talks about parenting and the struggles with it when you have hypothyroidism.