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Christine, my heart goes out to you! I can’t think of anything more difficult to endure than losing a child. Then, having your own GD difficulties, a pregnancy, worries about your unborn child, AND lost health insurance. . .quite a bit for one person to endure. It gives me a reality check on my own whiney-ness about GD. Be assured that many healthy babies are born to mothers who take PTU. As for heredity and GD. . .there is a tendency for susceptibility to certain auto-immune diseases to run in families. Nobody in my family had GD that I can find, but there are several instances of prematurely grey hair, one diabetes, and one pernicious anemia. The exact causes of GD aren’t well understood yet. You’ve come to the right place for support! Dianne N