TABLE OF CONTENTS

Acknowledgments      xi

Introduction by 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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