HypothyroidMom.com on a Mission to Bring About Universal Thyroid Screening in Pregnancy This Thyroid Awareness Month
January is Thyroid Awareness Month. The thyroid advocacy blog Hypothyroid Mom is on a mission to build awareness about the dangers of thyroid disease in pregnancy.
(PRWEB) January 28, 2014
Founder Dana Trentini launched her blog Hypothyroid Mom on October 1st, 2012 in memory of the unborn baby she lost to hypothyroidism. When she wrote her first post Have You Suffered A Miscarriage? Your Thyroid Could Be To Blame the words poured out on the page and she knew her unborn baby was watching over her. Dana knows her mission to bring about Universal Thyroid Screening In Pregnancy is her destiny.
Everyday Health featured Hypothyroid Mom this month for thyroid awareness month – How Mom's Thyroid Problems Can Hurt Baby. Dana was honored to share her story.
Hypothyroid Mom reveals research on the dangers of thyroid disease in pregnancy, including miscarriage, still birth, infertility, maternal anemia, pre-eclampsia, placental abruption, postpartum hemorrhage, premature delivery, low birth weight, and deficits in intellectual development in infants. Despite research showing the dangers of thyroid disease in pregnancy, thyroid screening is currently not routine for pregnant women.
The mission of Hypothyroid Mom is clear – to drive awareness.
Founder Dana Trentini was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, an underactive thyroid, following the birth of her first son in 2006. She trusted her doctors especially when she became pregnant again in late 2008. She would later learn that her New York City doctors did not know enough about hypothyroidism, especially the dangers of thyroid disease in pregnancy.
Under their care her TSH, the gold standard for testing thyroid function in mainstream medicine, reached levels far above the recommended range for pregnancy and she miscarried. On that fateful day, she vowed to research everything there was to know about this disease and warn women everywhere.
Dana graduated in 1993 with an Honors Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from the University of Toronto with High Distinction receiving multiple scholarships and prestigious awards. At Columbia University in 2002, Dana obtained an M.A. in Organizational Psychology and an Ed.M. in Counseling Psychology. A distinguished Columbia University professor selected her as team leader for his research team during the course of her studies. After the miscarriage of her baby due to insufficiently treated hypothyroidism, Dana took her science and research skills and immersed herself in the scientific literature on thyroid disease. She was shocked by what she discovered.
HypothyroidMom.com is for the millions of moms worldwide with hypothyroidism (and the millions more who don't even know they have it yet). Founder Dana Trentini lost her unborn baby to hypothyroidism and vowed to warn women everywhere about the dangers. After four years of intense research and a quest to find the top thyroid health experts, the time has come to share all that she has discovered. She is on a mission to bring about Universal Thyroid Screening In Pregnancy to protect the babies of thyroid sufferers around the world.
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