Postpartum thyroiditis occurs after pregnancy.
This hypothyroid condition affects about 5% of new moms. Often the problem will resolve itself without need for treatment. But in a number of cases treatment is necessary.
Hypothyroidism symptoms are so varied, they can be mistaken for many other conditions – in this case for postnatal depression or weight gain during the pregnancy.
Almost all new moms end their pregnancy with some excess weight and most suffer from a certain amount of tiredness. If these problems persist, check with your doctor.
For healthy sustained weight loss, choose a diet that follows the Food Pyramid Guidelines and offers diet support, exercise advice and weight loss motivation.