Uhhh....is the sky blue? Of course you are! You have a lot going on...anxiety about caring for a new baby, sleepless nights, irritability from said anxiety and lack of sleep. Maybe you're not able to produce as much milk as your baby needs or you have major hormone swings. With a barrage of new feelings and experiences, it's easy to understand why thyroid dysfunction is so easily missed in the postpartum period. Those things are the standard postpartum scenarios. Pile on top of that situations that vary from woman to woman like recovery from a cesarean or a difficult natural delivery, lack of family support around you, leaving your career for maternity leave or to be a permanent stay at home mom, maybe you are a single mom, and/or have older kids at home.