Today’s question is: How do I know if my thyroid is functioning optimally to improve my chances of pregnancy success?
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I’m Sarah Clark, Founder of Fab Fertile Inc. and your host. Today a member of the Fab Fertile team joins me – Dr. Tabatha Barber. Dr. Tabatha is triple board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, menopause, and functional medicine.
05:13- TODAY’S QUESTION: HOW TO KNOW IF THE THYROID IS FUNCTIONALLY OPTIMALLY FOR PREGNANCY SUCCESS
- This is a theme we see with most couples we work with & Sarah’s personal story
05:50- DR. TABATHA BARBER’S INITIAL RESPONSE
- Conventional doctors are normally only looking at a tiny piece of the thyroid puzzle
- How T3 and T4 interact (& were dysfunctional can take place)
- In conventional medicine: “We are calling people normal when they are not.”
- The importance of seeing the FULL picture and not relying on small “snippets”
07:53- THOUGHTS ON MEDICATION FOR ELEVATED THYROID
- When would we use medication and what types of medication we should use?
- Another piece of the puzzle that is often missed
- Sometimes you need medication but “Medication is not a life sentence.”
- Medication should be super individualized and reevaluated often
11:01- THOUGHTS ON DESICCATED THYROID
- The different responses individuals have and the importance of working with the right provider
- “The one size fits all approach may not be right for you.”
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