Help Save Babies! Universal Thyroid Screening In Pregnancy

Help Save Babies! Universal Thyroid Screening in Pregnancy

I wonder if I am crazy to think I can change the world, but something deep inside me tells me that this is what I am supposed to do. I launched my blog Hypothyroid Mom on October 1st, 2012 in memory of the unborn baby I lost to hypothyroidism and in dedication to my two boys who beat the odds and made it to the world. When I wrote that first post Have You Suffered A Miscarriage? Your Thyroid Could Be To Blame the words poured out on the page as if someone other than me wrote it. Somehow I knew my unborn baby was watching over me. I know my mission to bring about UNIVERSAL THYROID SCREENING IN PREGNANCY is my destiny. I lost my unborn baby so needlessly. I will ensure my baby did not die in vain by saving babies all across the globe. With your help I will make this happen.

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流産で苦しんだことがありますか?甲状腺が原因の可能性もあります。Have You Suffered a Miscarriage? Your Thyroid Could Be to Blame

流産で苦しんだことがありますか?甲状腺が原因の可能性もあります。Have You Suffered A Miscarriage? Your Thyroid Could Be To Blame


Thyroid testing should be MANDATORY for every pregnant woman worldwide. Hypothyroidism increases the risk of miscarriage, still birth, infertility, maternal anemia, pre-eclampsia, placental abruption, postpartum hemorrhage, premature delivery, low birth weight, and deficits in intellectual development in infants, yet the lack of awareness is pervasive. This is an unrecognized global health issue and it is shameful. It is shameful because our unborn babies could be saved with proper testing. Given the devastating effects of the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, thyroid screening should be mandatory for every pregnant woman and every woman planning to conceive in Japan and areas exposed to the fallout of Fukushima.

2011年3月15日、東京で福島から放射能雲が来ていたとき被曝して3か月体調を崩し、ご自身と当時1歳のお子さんにものう胞が見つかっています。 真理さんはSave Kids Japanを立ち上げ、「ノーモア原発・ノーモアヒバクシャ」を訴えています。私の情報を日本のお母さんたちに届けるのを助けてくださった真理さんに感謝を捧げたいと思います。

Mari Takenouchi was exposed to radioactive plume in Tokyo on March 15, 2011, with her 1-year-old son and became sick for three months and now both of them have nodules in their thyroid. She founded Save Kids Japan, and advocates no more nuclear and no more radiation exposure. Thank you Mari for helping me reach Japanese mothers. [Read more…]

Hypothyroid Mom’s Story of Hope: Her Miracle Babies

Hypothyroid Mom's Story of Hope: Her Miracle Babies

“To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.”

-Chinese proverb [Read more…]

Hashimoto’s Disease: The Danger of Thyroid Antibodies and Pregnancy

Hashimoto's Disease: The Danger of Thyroid Antibodies and Pregnancy

In 1990, a significant correlation between high levels of thyroid antibodies and an increased rate of miscarriage was first reported in the scientific literature.[1] Where are we at a generation later?[2] Despite the 20 years of compelling research confirming and expanding upon the initial finding, many doctors do not test a pregnant woman for thyroid antibodies, and few patients know to ask for proper testing. [Read more…]

Miscarriage in New York City…Be Thyroid Aware

Miscarriage in New York City...Be Thyroid Aware

When I was a girl, my father would sing Frank Sinatra’s song “New York, New York”. He would sing at the top of his lungs, “If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere. It’s up to you, New York, New York!” In New York City, one of the greatest cities in the world, I expected the best possible medical care. I trusted my doctors implicitly, never once thinking they might not know everything there was to know about hypothyroidism, especially the dangers of hypothyroidism and pregnancy. [Read more…]