New York City.

January 2019.


And so very cold.


12 weeks.

A medical exam table awaiting a D&C.

A surgical procedure to remove my baby.

An ultrasound reconfirmed.

No heartbeat.

Sprang off the bed toward the screen.

There, my child.

My body shaking.

My fists clenched.

Came a wail.

What happened to my child?

My Ivy League medical school trained and top awarded doctors in New York City did not know enough about the treatment of hypothyroidism in pregnancy. Under their care my TSH, the gold standard for measuring thyroid function in mainstream medicine, reached levels far above the pregnancy recommended reference range and endangered my baby’s life.

The day I signed a book contract with Perseus Books/Da Capo Press along with New York Times bestselling author Mary Shomon my eyes were overflowing with tears that I could barely read the words. My book contract is filled with markings from my tears of sorrow and joy. We will save babies with our book Your Healthy Pregnancy with Thyroid Disease: A Guide to Fertility, Pregnancy, and Postpartum Wellness.

We interviewed leading experts on hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s, hyperthyroidism, Graves’ disease, thyroid nodules, goiter, thyroid cancer, gynecology, obstetrics, infertility, and more, to create the first book of its kind. Part 3 of our book provides comprehensive checklists including testing, treatment, dietary changes, and supplements, so that you will know the most cutting edge information about making babies with thyroid disease.

I can’t go back and change what happened to my child no matter how much I long to do so, but what I can do is save babies around the world. And it will all be in memory of my child.

Your Healthy Pregnancy with Thyroid Disease