We hear ya – being a mama is exhausting at times! Endless diaper changes, marathon feeds, sleepless nights. What is a modern mama to do? Well it may be more than just busy modern parenting causing your fatigue, especially if you had a nutrient deficiency before or during your pregnancy. During pregnancy, there are regular check-ups, blood work and monitoring. However, once a baby is born this medical attention and supervision is often transferred to the baby and baby alone.
Unfortunately, many of the symptoms of a nutrient deficiency or a hormone imbalance mimic many ‘natural’ post-partum occurrences, such as hair loss or difficulty losing weight. How fair is that?! Many such deficiencies or imbalances are relatively simple to correct. If you are experiencing symptoms of extreme hair loss, fatigue, weight gain, low mood or intolerance to cold temperatures, it may be worthwhile chatting to your doctor about checking out the following:
A water soluble vitamin responsible for energy. Remember Red Bull from your college days? It’s the B12 that had you dancing till the wee hours.
Responsible for energy, hair integrity, and proper hormone balance.
Your thyroid gland sets your metabolism for the whole body and can influence many other hormones. If you have difficulty losing weight, hair loss, fatigue, or an intolerance to cold – definitely get this checked.
The sunshine vitamin – but so much more! Responsible for balanced mood, bone health, and aiding hormones.
These four markers can be easily checked with a simple blood test.