Your Healthy Pregnancy with Thyroid Disease: A Guide to Fertility, Pregnancy, and Postpartum Wellness

Your Healthy Pregnancy with Thyroid Disease: A Guide to Fertility, Pregnancy, and Postpartum Wellness

by Dana Trentini, Mary Shomon

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ISBN-13: 9780738218687
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 06/28/2016
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 728,195
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Dana Trentini is the founder of She was diagnosed with hypothyroidism one year after the birth of her first son Benjamin in 2006. After four years of intense research and a quest to find the top thyroid health professionals, Dana launched her blog Hypothyroid Mom, a blend of personal story and scientific research. She has been featured on numerous radio shows, television and video programs, and online webinars and seminars, including the Huffington Post and In addition to running Hypothyroidism Mom, Dana works as an executive coach and talent development consultant in New York City.

Mary Shomon is the New York Times bestselling author of Living Well with Hypothyroidism, The Thyroid Diet, and Thyroid Diet Revolution. She was diagnosed with Hashimoto's hypothyroidism in 1995 and is now known around the world as America's leading thyroid patient advocate. Mary is regularly featured as part of online webinars, seminars, and training programs. She is on the faculty of the New York Open Center, New York City's premiere holistic health training center, where she teaches a number of workshops a year on thyroid health, diet, immune health, stress management, and hormonal health. Shomon has done more than 50 television appearances and interviews regarding thyroid awareness issues, including ABC World News Tonight, among others. She has appeared in hundreds of magazines and newspaper articles, including Time, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, First for Women, Elle, and The Wall Street Journal.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction Dana Trentini xiii

How to Use This Book xxiii

Part 1 Your Thyroid and Its Role

1 How Your Thyroid Works-and What Happens When It Doesn't 3

2 Understanding Diagnostic Tests and Test Results 15

3 The Thyroid's Role in Fertility and Pregnancy 29

Part 2 Your Thyroid, from Preconception to Postpartum

4 Planning Ahead for Pregnancy 43

5 Hypothyroidism/Hashimoto's During Pregnancy 79

6 Hyperthyroidism/Graves' Disease during Pregnancy 101

7 Thyroiditis, Goiter, Nodules, and Thyroid Cancer in Pregnancy 123

8 Postpartum Thyroid Problems 139

Part 3 Your Healthy Pregnancy Plans from Preconception to Postpartum

9 Your Healthy Pregnancy Plan: Preconception 163

10 Your Healthy Pregnancy Plan: Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's 179

11 Your Healthy Pregnancy Plan: Hyperthyroidism and Graves' Disease 195

12 Your Healthy Pregnancy Plan: Thyroiditis, Goiter, Nodules, and Thyroid Cancer 213

13 Your Healthy Pregnancy Plan: Postpartum 223

14 Your Healthy Pregnancy Plan: Fertility Challenges 235

Part 4 Into the Future

15 Saving Our Babies 255

Appendix A Resources and Support Groups 267

Appendix B Experts Featured in the Book 283

Appendix C Top Infertility Centers 295

Appendix D Sample Fertility Chart 299

References 303

Index 315

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