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  •  Thyroid dysfunction is very common after birth (0+ / 0-)

    and often goes undiagnosed, and I have no doubt this plays a big part in post pardum weight gain, and depression for many American women. Fluctuation in thyroid hormones happens during pregnancy and can cause temporary conditions that may be treated successfully if caught quickly.

    •  Yes.. but mine wasn't temporary. (1+ / 0-)
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      And mine existed before pregnancy. It wasn't going away just because my daughter was born, so that I could breast feed her safely. And they weren't getting that.

      "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

      by FloridaSNMOM on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 11:55:18 AM PST

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      •  Oh yea, I understand that you had a chronic (1+ / 0-)
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        condition and that the WIC people were being morons about it.

        I was adding to that, it's a common problem for other women too, as something episodic rather than chronic, but that the effects of it, untreated lead to all sorts of health problems after giving birth.

        that it's nothing to sneeze at.

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