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The Third Trimester: My Pregnancy on Armour and Levothyroxine

Read The Second Trimester: My Pregnancy on Armour and Levothyroxine blog here.

This set of blogs cover my second pregnancy. To read the blogs about my first pregnancy, please click here. The biggest difference is that I was on NDT (Armour) alone for my first pregnancy. I am on a combination of Armour and Levothyroxine for my second pregnancy.

Going through a pregnancy with Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism and being on unconventional medication for this (a combination of Armour NDT and Levothyroxine) definitely presented some extra questions and challenges.

However, with this being my second pregnancy, I was more confident in that I could indeed have a healthy pregnancy and baby at the end of it all. I knew which bumps we may come up against, based on my first pregnancy experience, and was overall less anxious about navigating pregnancy with Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s and on privately prescribed Armour and Levothyroxine.

Just like last time, I wanted to blog about my experiences of going through a ‘thyroid pregnancy’, in order to give an insight in to how my thyroid medication worked for me during this time, but also as to how medical professionals managed me and what the overall experience was like.

 Related Article: Were My Thyroid Pregnancies What I Expected?

Note: I am in the UK and besides my thyroid medication being prescribed by a private doctor, all other healthcare mentioned was on the NHS unless otherwise stated.

The third trimester is commonly said to be anytime from week twenty-eight onwards. Continue reading “The Third Trimester: My Pregnancy on Armour and Levothyroxine”

I Am a Finalist in the Social Health Awards 2022!

I was really surprised to receive the news that I’m a finalist again for the Social Health Awards this year (previously known as WEGO Health Awards), for the award “Social Media Master”. 
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Book Review: Feel Better in 5 by Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

Feel Better in 5 Book ReviewI’ve been looking forward to sharing Dr Chatterjee’s books with you all as he’s not only a UK doctor but he also combines both conventional and lifestyle medicine in the way that I aim to in my thyroid advocacy work also.

Doctors in the UK who do this are often rare to come across, but here’s Dr Chatterjee, who has, so far, written three books talking about this.

The book I’m reviewing today is Feel Better in 5.

I may reference back to this book and what I’ve learnt from it throughout my blog posts.

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10 Things Thyroid Patients Wish They Knew Sooner

What do you wish you were told at the start of your thyroid journey?

I asked my readers this very question and below are the most common responses, answered by myself for those who are perhaps new to understanding their hypothyroidism.

Newly Diagnosed with Thyroid

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5 Ways To Practise Thyroid Self-Care

Self-care isn’t just bubble baths, face masks and duvet days. Self-care is the very practice of taking action to preserve or improve your health.

It can be great for your stress levels, mental health and wellbeing to find things that let you recharge and de-stress such as bubble baths, face masks and duvet days, but self-care should also implement what preserves and improves your physical health too.

As a thyroid patient, what does this mean?

Still Tired T Shirt and Tea

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An Open Letter to Fathers with Hypothyroidism on Father’s Day

Originally published on 16th June 2019

Last updated on 19th June 2021

To the dad with hypothyroidism on Father’s Day,

I know you feel tired, at times frustrated and strained. Work can be harder to get through these days as your mind isn’t as sharp and you push yourself each and every day to keep on going, keep on raising your family with love and kindness despite your own body fighting against you. Continue reading “An Open Letter to Fathers with Hypothyroidism on Father’s Day”

The Second Trimester: My Pregnancy on Armour and Levothyroxine

Read The First Trimester: My Pregnancy on Armour and Levothyroxine blog here.

This set of blogs cover my second pregnancy. To read the blogs about my first pregnancy, please click here. The biggest difference is that I was on NDT (Armour) alone for my first pregnancy. I am on a combination of Armour and Levothyroxine for my second pregnancy.

Going through a pregnancy with Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism and being on unconventional medication for this (a combination of Armour NDT and Levothyroxine) definitely presented some extra questions and challenges.

However, with this being my second pregnancy, I was more confident in that I could indeed have a healthy pregnancy and baby at the end of it all. I knew which bumps we may come up against, based on my first pregnancy experience, and was overall less anxious about navigating pregnancy with Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s and on privately prescribed Armour and Levothyroxine.

Just like last time, I wanted to blog about my experiences of going through a ‘thyroid pregnancy’, in order to give an insight in to how my thyroid medication worked for me during this time, but also as to how medical professionals managed me and what the overall experience was like.

 Related Article: Were My Thyroid Pregnancies What I Expected?

Continue reading “The Second Trimester: My Pregnancy on Armour and Levothyroxine”

The Arrival of My Second Child

I am very happy to share that I delivered my second child the other day, managing to have the water birth I’d hoped for after a long and complicated pregnancy, with a high risk label attached until two weeks before I went in to labour. Continue reading “The Arrival of My Second Child”

5 Do’s and Dont’s for Exercising With Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s

Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and can help us to feel better and manage symptoms with a thyroid condition, but it’s important to get the balance right.

So how do you find what is actually going to improve your health instead of causing more fatigue and flare ups?

Continue reading “5 Do’s and Dont’s for Exercising With Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s”