After having David (our firstborn), I felt like I was one of the lucky ones who was more or less able to “bounce back” after pregnancy. Don’t get me wrong, there was a lot of work involved. But after David was about 6 months old, I looked pretty much the same as I did before getting pregnant.
Not so much after Evy (our second).
After having her, I went back to exercising like a used to (I had done my best to keep it up while I was pregnant but had a lot of trouble with back pain and a toddler who hated being left in childcare…).
But something just always seemed off.
Feeling the symptoms
I was able to lose most of the weight that I had gained, but I still felt kind of… bloated.
My sex drive was lower, but I chalked that up to being tired after working a new job.
But I started to get yeast infections? Where did that come from??
Yeast infections were never something I had dealt with before, but now they seemed to be happening almost regularly… what on earth?
So then I started Googling.
Doing the research
I knew that your body never TRULY goes back to normal after pregnancy and I also knew that each pregnancy was different. But I guess I just wanted to keep believing that I was one of the lucky ones.
After a few minutes of searching, I saw the term “hormone imbalance” start showing up again and again and with the symptoms I was seeing, it started to make a lot of sense.
But I didn’t want to just suspect that I had a hormone imbalance, I wanted to really know if I did or not.
Taking a test
Being a work from home mom, I don’t have a lot of time for extra doctor appointments.
That being the case, I was SO excited to be able to try LetsGetChecked. I choose to take both their Thyroid (because your thyroid produces a range of hormones that control your metabolism and cell turnover) and Female Hormone test which looks at a number of key hormones.
The tests were quickly delivered to my home. Before collecting my blood sample with the small lancet and capsule provided, I registered my test on LetsGetChecked’s website and read the instructions on how and when during my cycle to take the test.
Now, I have a relatively high pain tolerance, but I’m a BIG baby when it comes to anticipating pain. I had to work up a little nerve to poke my finger and collect the few drops of blood required, but LetsGetChecked made it so easy and simple to do. After I collected my samples, I packaged them up in the box and envelope provided and sent them on their way!
Within a week, a registered nurse from LetsGetChecked gave me a call to go over my results. Then, I was able to view them online on my LetsGetChecked dashboard.
From here I learned that my thyroid was functioning normally, but a couple of my hormone levels were registering high and that could be the source of some of the symptoms I had been feeling!
I felt so vindicated to know that there was a physical reason for the symptoms I was feeling, rather than being that I wasn’t working hard enough or that I was just being grumpy.
LetsGetChecked gave me the exact information I needed in order to make an educated decision on how to move forward with my health care needs. It helped me take back control of my health when I felt like I had lost it. You can learn more about their female hormone test here.
I’m so grateful that I was able to try LetsGetChecked and can’t recommend it enough to those who suspect that their health may be suffering.
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