Infertility, Miscarriage & Thyroid
I wish more than anything in the world I had found a thyroid-literate naturopath & doctor before I suffered through miscarriages & spent thousands and thousands of dollars on IVF. It’s one of the reasons why I went back to college for 4 years of full time study to become a naturopath, nutritionist and herbalist myself & why I am so passionate about supporting women with thyroid issues.
Hypothyroidism is the 2nd most common condition affecting women of reproductive age. The terrible tragedy is the pregnant woman with hypothyroidism has an increased risk miscarriage and other major gestational problems, that’s why. If you know someone trying to fall pregnant who suspects they may be hypothyroid or is experiencing repeated miscarriages give them the gift of a lifetime by encouraging them to seek a thyroid literate medical professional and naturopath to support their journey to bring a new life into this world.
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