Thyroid in Pregnancy

Monday, November 8, 2021 - 2:30pm

Our thyroid is one of our master glands when it comes to hormone production and proliferation. The demands of pregnancy cause some changes which are normal. We will briefly cover the basics then go into thyroid dysfunction: recognizing signs, ordering and interpreting lab results, effects on pregnancy and baby. Then we will cover how to support with herbs and nutrition and when to refer for further treatment/co-care.


Yesenia Guzman

Yesenia (she/her) graduated from Bastyr University in 2013 with a Master of Science in Midwifery. Bastyr University, a natural medicine school, offers the only regionally accredited Master’s degree for direct- entry midwifery in the nation. She balances this scientific education with ancestral and intuitive knowledge and a respect for informed choice. Currently based in San Antonio, Yesenia is opening a home birth practice, Alumbramiento Midwifery and is active in American Indians of Texas as a Family Health and Wellness Specialist.  In addition, she serves on the Midwives Alliance of North America Board as Director of Professional Developoment. 

Midwifery is a vehicle to bring positive change into the world.  In order for that to happen, we need midwives who are as diverse and the people they hope to serve.  In precepting midwifery students, she has strived to be compassionate and exacting to graduate capable midwives who will be a credit to the communities they serve.  


In her free time, you may find her walking with her pup, Yoli, reading, doing crossword puzzles or enjoying good food and company.  If she is off-call, chances are she is traveling the world to gain different perspectives on life.