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Managing Your Thyroid When You’re Postpartum

Being postpartum comes with its own host of hormone complications, and when you throw in thyroid disease you end up with a double whammy. While you’re taking care of your baby, it’s also important to make sure you’re taking care of yourself — especially your thyroid disease.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

No One Told Me Breastfeeding Would Be Hard With Thyroid Disease

We all know that breastfeeding has many benefits for you and your baby, but did you know that having thyroid disease could complicate your chances of breastfeeding? Find out how to increase your milk supply, and when it's okay to start weaning into formula.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Helping Your Hypothyroid Child

Whether your child or teen has congenital or acquired hypothyroidism, these are the symptoms and treatments you should be aware of.

By Mary Shomon

First Trimester Exposure to Anti-Thyroid Drugs Associated with Birth Defects

A study finds that the combination of two anti-thyroid medications during the first trimester can harm your baby before they’re even born.

By Stephanie Stephens

Thyroid Problems After Pregnancy

How to know whether it’s just typical postpartum fatigue and hair loss, or if it’s a larger thyroid problem.

By Mary Shomon

Pregnancy Complications and Your Thyroid

What you need to know if you’re planning on becoming, or are pregnant.

By Mary Shomon

13 Ways Stress Makes Thyroid Disease Worse

Stress can heighten the effects that your thyroid disease already causes, like lack of sleep and infertility.

By Mary Shomon

A Royal Thyroid Problem? Severe Morning Sickness and the Thyroid

In some cases, severe morning sickness while pregnant can be the result of thyroid dysfunction.

By Mary Shomon

Does Your Newborn Have Thyroid Issues?

Believe it or not, it is possible for your newborn to have hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. Learn how to spot symptoms.

By Mary Shomon

Breastfeeding and Thyroid Disease

Thyroid disease can pose challenges for nursing mothers. Learn how to safely and successfully feed your baby.

By Mary Shomon