Amy, I too can not keep my fingers from the key board. Honestly, if you want another baby, you are going to need to educate yourself and find some more "natural" ways to heal yourself. An ND is a good direction to go if
they are more wellness minded. I am not trying to give you a hard time, I just know exactly how you feel. I have been there!
Your high blood pressure could just be from life style. 120/70 isn't bad although you are having to use meds. What is it w/o meds? Your thyroid being removed is sad, but I'm sure you could educate yourself on natural foods and supplements to take to help with that.Ok, I have lost 95 lbs!!! Size 26 to a 16
I too told myself I have to be healthier before I TTC #3 and that's what I've been doing. Do you have a list of goals? This is so key. You have to have goals for what you want before you TTC that way you have something to work towards. You don't need meds (this is my humble opinion and I'm not trying to offend anyone and I know there are instances where it is definetly needed...just overused a lot) and you aren't Bi-Polar!
This is what my 2 cents are:
See the ND and if they aren't wellness oreinted, find another one. Same goes for a Chiropractor! Get a good team behind you!
-Get a high potency mulitivitamin (Metaginics is a great brand...I promise).
Look into 5-HTP and see if it's right for you (helps w/seratonin levels for depression and weight loss).
-Look into Calcium/Megnesium (helps w/bone and muscle strength and calming)
Look into CoQ10...CoQ10 deficiency has been shown to be present in 39% of patients w/high blood pressure...from Encyclopeida of Natural Medicine)
-Get yourself some Omega 3 fish oils
-Look into Hawthorn extracts(can exert mild bloodperssure lowering effects)
-Start looking at food differently! Don't go on a "diet". Dont' look at any of this like that. You need to change your lifestyle for life. When I think about wanting to be healthy and live longer for my children, that's when I lose weight. When I start focusing on weight loss and calories I hit a plateau, b/c the mindset just messes with us mamas who struggle w/food!
I agree w/the mamas who have given advice on a mostly vegetarian whole/organic foods, raw milk and cheese only by the way, fruits, veggies, beans, whole grains (ezekiel products are great). I know this is all overwhelming and I reccomend taking it one step at a time, but I know you want more babies!
You need to relax..find your way. A bath every night when kids go to bed, journaling, a girls night out, yoga class at a local Y (they give scholorships if you don't make lots of money and have great nurseries)...walk, walk, walk. Go on Craigslist.org and get a double jogger second hand for cheap and just walk...w/afriend if you can or just by yourself if only for 15-30 minutes a day at first!
-Remove any mercury fillings in your mouth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm doing this next month!
Our bodies can heal themselves if we just give them the opportunity (kind of like birthing
I hope I have helped, not offended, and if you wanna talk more, please PM me!