Share Your Stories About Thyroid Disease and Pregnancy for New Book

Thyroid Disease and Infertility, Miscarriage, Pregnancy, and Post-Partum Health

Mary Shomon, Dana Trentini

HypothyroidMom's Dana Trentini and I are co-authoring a new book, "Your Healthy Pregnancy with Thyroid Disease: A Guide to Fertility, Pregnancy & Postpartum Wellness." The book is coming out in 2016 from Perseus Books/Da Capo Press.

Dana and I have both had thyroid-related miscarriages, and it's our mission in this book to help other women avoid the pain and loss of this experience. In our book, you'll learn cutting-edge information about the relationship between thyroid health and fertility, with practical plans on how thyroid patients can more asily get pregnant, have a healthy pregnancy and baby, and maintain good post-partum health - including successful breastfeeding.

I am personally inviting you to share your own experiences, gripes, success stories, helpful advice, tips and tricks, horror stories, and other information related to infertility struggles, recurrent miscarriage, pregnancy health, post-partum health, breastfeeding, and other issues, as relate to your thyroid conditions.

Whether you were undiagnosed before pregnancy, and was diagnosed during or after - or you were a thyroid patient before you started the journey toward motherhood, we're interested in your stories.

Also, conventional and holistic/alternative perspectives are welcome.

Your story may be featured in the upcoming book. (Remember that you can use your real name, first name and last initial, or a pseudonym to protect your privacy!)

So please take the time now to share your story via this webform, and we look forward to hearing from you!


Meanwhile, are you interested in learning more about some of the key information regarding thyroid disease and your reproductive health?

Here are some of the most helpful articles and information to get you started:

Fertility, Pregnancy & Thyroid Disease Information Center Your starting point for information regarding all facets of fertility, pregnancy and post-partum health.

Asymptomatic Thyroid Problems in Mother Can Harm Newborns Researchers have found an increased risk of neurological problems in infants when the mother was hypothyroid -- had low thyroid hormone levels -- early in the pregnancy, even if the mother had no symptoms.

Hyperthyroidism and Graves' Disease in Pregnancy A look at hyperthyroidism and Graves' disease in pregnancy, including signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments of an overactive thyroid in the pregnant woman. Looks at risk factors, subclinical hyperthyroidism, gestational transient thyrotoxicosis (GTT) and transient hyperthyroidism of hyperemesis gravidarum (THHG). Treatments and monitoring of hyperthyroidism during pregnancy, including use of antithyroid drugs and surgery, are also discussed.

Managing Thyroid Disease During and After Pregnancy: Guidelines Thyroid disease is known to affect many aspects of pregnancy and postpartum health, as well as the health of the baby. In an effort to organize the various and sometimes contradictory practices with regarding to thyroid disease and pregnancy, clinical guidelines for the management of thyroid problems in pregnancy and during the postpartum period were published in late 2011. Here's a summary of the key components of the guidelines, which have important implications for women who develop thyroid disease during or after pregnancy, or who have a diagnosed thyroid condition prior to becoming pregnant.

What Are The Normal TSH Ranges During Each Trimester of Pregnancy? If you're a thyroid patient and are thinking about getting pregnant, or are pregnant, this information about the targed TSH ranges during pregnancy is crucial information for the health of you and your baby.

Guidelines for Iodine Nutrition Before, During and After Pregnancy A woman's need for iodine is higher when pregnant. Iodine is needed for the increased thyroid hormone production during pregnancy, as well as to meet the fetal need for iodine. Learn about the guidelines for iodine supplementation before, during and after pregnancy.

Thyroid Nodules and Thyroid Cancer in Pregnancy Pregnancy can affect thyroid nodules, which are swellings or lumps in the thyroid gland, and can be a solid mass, or a liquid-filled cyst. Most thyroid nodules are benign, but a small percentage can be cancerous. Learn more about nodules and cancer during pregnancy in this article.

Hyperthyroidism in Pregnancy and Neonatal Hyperthyroidism Learn more about hyperthyroidism in pregnancy, and the risk that your baby may also develop hyperthyroidism before birth in this article.

Thyroid Problems After Pregnancy: A Look at Postpartum Thyroiditis It's common for women to feel tired, experience mood swings, and have a variety of other symptoms in the months after childbirth. But for some women, symptoms can become troublesome and may point to a thyroid problem known as postpartum thyroiditis.

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