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Meghan Markle’s Pregnancy Is Happening on Her Terms — And This Has Life-Saving Lessons for Pregnant Women With Chronic Illness

Pregnant with a thyroid condition? Or diabetes? Not advocating for yourself during those nine months can have devastating consequences. And your doctor can often make the problem worse. Here’s everything you need to know.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend a reception to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the investiture of the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace on March 5, 2019 in London, England.
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    “For several days, I was terrified I would lose my baby — again.” — Erin Boyle, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and hypothyroidism patient advocate
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    Writer Erin Boyle, who has Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and hypothyroidism, shares a joyful moment with the love of her life, baby Jack Gallagher.
    Writer Erin Boyle, who has Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and hypothyroidism, shares a joyful moment with the love of her life, baby Jack Gallagher.Norwood Photography
    Writer Ginger Vieira flanked by her healthy babies.
    Ginger Vieira, who has type 1 diabetes, has two happy babies after fighting hard for their health (and her own) during her pregnancies.Ginger Vieira
    Erin L. Boyle

    Erin L. Boyle

    @ErinLBoyle

    Erin L. Boyle, the senior editor at HealthCentral from 2016-2018, is an award-winning freelance medical writer and editor with more than 15 years’ experience. She’s traveled the world for a decade to bring the latest in medical research to doctors. Health writing is also personal for her: she has several autoimmune diseases and migraines with aura, which she writes about for HealthCentral. Learn more about her at erinlynnboyle.com. Follow her on Twitter @ErinLBoyle.