Unfortunately, pregnancy and childbirth can wreak havoc on a woman's body, far more so then most people realize.
It can cause temporary and/or permanent health issues that will follow you the rest of your life. And what makes it worse, is when you bounce around
from doctor to doctor and nobody wants to take your issues and symptoms seriously.
But... You've now finally managed to find a proper medical practioner that will do everything in her power to get down to the bottom of what is going
on in your body. And THAT is a huge first step toward the road to recovery.
Something you can do for yourself is to take a proactive role in the diagnosis process by researching your symptoms on the internet, gathering as much
information and knowledge as you possibly can. Keep a pen and paper handy, and make notes for yourself and any questions/ideas that you can toss at
your doctor. This will help to plant some seeds for him/her as to what kind of tests to run on you that they may not have thought of yet. Getting to
a proper diagnoses is all about the process of elimination, first and foremost.
Doing your own research will not only aid your doctor (and maybe even help to save you a bit of money in the long haul), but it will also give you
some peace of mind in knowing that you ARE able to do something about getting to the bottom of what might be going on, thereby giving you hope that
you may be able to get your answers sooner rather than later...
Some ideas to help get you started on your research (these are very common health problems brought on by pregnancy)... all of which can cause
irregular heartbeat by the way:
- HPT axis (hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid) disorders - hormonal imbalances
- sudden development of various autoimmune disorders (Lupus, IBS, arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Celiac, Graves/Hashimotos, etc)
- blood sugar imbalances (hypoglycemia, diabetes)
- food sensitivities/allergies (particularly dairy and gluten)
- numerous mineral and/or vitamin deficiencies (B12, iron, folic acid, etc)
- fractured coccyx (can take months or sometimes years to heal properly)
- peripartum cardiomyopathy (a serious heart disease that needs to be diagnosed and treated early)
Many of those mentioned above will lead to other health problems that compound as time goes on.
Early diagnosis is the key... and you are already jumping on that bandwagon, so good on you !
I have my fingers and toes crossed that you and your doctor will quickly get to the bottom of things so that you can be treated properly and back onto
the road to recovery... So you can get back to enjoying all those precious moments with your wee bundle of joy !!
(not to mention all those great recipes you keep feeding us with)