What is Your Thyroid and how does it affect your Pregnancy: All About Hyperthyroidism After Childbirth.

Hyperthyroidism is a thyroid condition that affects five to ten percent of women after childbirth. Here’s what you need to know about the connection between your thyroid and pregnancy. I have a client that is dealing with thyroid issues right now and I generally like to provide additional information on topics that may affect them. I saw this article on the parents website and thought it would be great to share a small excerpt of the information.

Your thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your neck, regulates a lot of basic functions, such as metabolism. It does this by constantly releasing a steady amount of hormones called thyroxine into the bloodstream, explains Zev Williams, M.D., Ph.D., chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia University Medical Center. When the body needs more energy – like during pregnancy – the thyroid gland produces more hormones. Two pregnancy-related hormones – human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and estrogen – cause higher thyroid hormone levels in the blood. But for some women, an immune system malfunction can cause the thyroid to go into overdrive, resulting in hyperthyroidism. This literally means overactive thyroid.

Hyperthyroidism Symptoms After Pregnancy

Those suffering from hyperthyroidism may encounter many of the following symptoms:

  • Rapid weight loss
  • Heat intolerance
  • Excessive hunger
  • Hair loss
  • A bulge in the base of the neck
  • Hot flashes
  • Sweating
  • Trembling
  • Diarrhea
  • Nervousness
  • Hyperactivity
  • Emotional instability and irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Restlessness
  • Racing heart

To read more about this visit, https://www.parents.com/pregnancy/everything-pregnancy/what-you-need-to-know-about-hyperthyroidism-thyroiditis-graves-disease/

Information for Teens and Young Adults: What are warning signs of abuse in teenage and young adult relationships? | WomensLaw.org

Many people of all ages don’t recognize that they are in an abusive relationship. We have a checklist of abusive behavior for people of all ages on our Signs of Abuse page. Below are some warning signs of teen and young adult dating violence specifically. Does your partner:
— Read on www.womenslaw.org/about-abuse/abuse-specific-communities/information-teens-and-young-adults/basic-info-and-1

Why Did My Hello, Have To Be Misunderstood.

This is a message I never thought I would have to post because I thought I knew the signs what to look for and everything in between because I’m a victim advocate but listen to this story. You wake up one morning going to the gas station to fill your car up your happy smiley and just grateful to be alive, other customers pull up to fill their car up with gas to get prepared for the week ahead when suddenly a older man approaches you and says good morning how are you doing? and being courteous you reply wonderful how are you doing? You think nothing of it. So your getting ready to leave so you say have a blessed day to end the conversation. You proceed to the grocery store to finish getting prepared for the upcoming week, getting bread, cookies, tissue and then milk when all of a sudden you see the same guy from the gas center coming towards you without a basket and your wondering I know this guy can’t be following me so you make a uturn and he follows you now you’re getting nervous because your saying I don’t know him, all I said was hi and he’s old enough to be my dad why is he following me. He then comes up on you and says “Hi, I just want to let you know if your not married I am interested” you suddenly placed your hand up between you to and move back and he places his hand on your shoulder and you get creeped out and say uh ok.

Now I ask you is it ok to violate someone space because they were being polite and saying hi? Is it ok to follow someone you don’t know around a store creating fear when they didn’t give you any indication that they were interested in you?

Women it is a shame that we have to be careful about saying hi to someone for fear that they may attack us later or even becomes a victim of stalking or violence. When I left the grocery store I felt totally different than I did several hours earlier.

Dartmouth cracks down on sexual misconduct after $14M settlement | Education | unionleader.com

HANOVER — A week after agreeing to pay nine women $14 million to settle a lawsuit alleging college officials did not do enough to stop the sexual harassment and assault of students by professors, Dartmouth College formally unveiled its new sexual misconduct policy.

The policy applies the same set of rules to students, faculty, and staff in a major change from the previous rules.
— Read on www.unionleader.com/content/tncms/live/

Steps for Helping Foster Children Resolve Conflict | YMCA of Greater Seattle

Conflict resolution isn’t easy – for children or adults. It doesn’t come naturally, either, and people typically need to be taught how to effectively resolve conflict. By teaching foster children methods for conflict resolution, you can instill positive emotional intelligence skills they’ll carry into their adult life. Practicing conflict resolution teaches kids how to listen to others, communicate, and think creatively to find solutions. It also helps them process and express their feelings and confidently state their needs, which are valuable for foster children’s mental health.  

It can be tempting to resolve the conflict for them, especially when you’re busy. But if you’re able to practice conflict resolution with them whenever possible, it will benefit them now and in the long-term. The next time they fight with a sibling or friend, go through the following steps with each child involved to help them practice and learn conflict resolution. 
— Read on www.seattleymca.org/blog/steps-helping-foster-children-resolve-conflict