There are many contributing factors to unexplained infertility including gut dysfunction, immune reactions, food sensitivities, infections & chronic stress but today I want to specifically mention thyroid health.
Y'all. I cannot tell you how many times someone comes to me with hypothyroidism (low functioning thyroid) or Hashimoto's (an autoimmune condition of the thyroid) but says their doctor is still giving them the “unexplained infertility/we don't have an answer for you" bullsh*t.
If your thyroid is not functioning optimally, you're going to have a hell of a time getting and staying pregnant. After pregnancy, that'll be another time that low functioning thyroid takes its toll on you. Your thyroid matters. It's not unexplained, maybe they just don't know what to do about it or where to look next?
Wether you know your thyroid needs help, you suspect it but aren't sure or if this is the first time you're even hearing of it … check out the symptoms below, schedule a consultation so we can chat & let's get you some answers and a plan that works (finally).
Do any of these symptoms sound like you?
Feeling tired or fatigued often
Feeling cold, especially your hands and feet even when the air is not cold
Needing more sleep than others
Weight gain that you can't shake
Depression & Anxiety
Hair loss or thinning hair
Irregular heart beat
Feeling nervous or emotional
If you track your cycle do you notice:
Luteal phase less than 11 days (time between ovulation and your period)
Low temperatures, all cycle
Low temperature shift or one that does not stay elevated for long
Having optimal levels of thyroid hormones is essential for healthy conception & pregnancy. While there are many different reasons for a poor functioning thyroid, we first need to find out how yours is doing.
Then we start digging into why your thyroid function isn't optimal …. once we do this, we make a plan to improve your fertility (and shed that label of unexplained infertility.)
Do any of these symptoms sound like you? Know your thyroid needs some love & ready to improve your chances of conceiving the baby of your dreams? Schedule a consultation & let's get you fertile!