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There’s no need to worry. I’m going to be fine, especially because they found out in time.

Congentital Hypothyroidism is a condition affecting the function of the thyroid gland, and can be detected in the newborn screening test. A diagnosis can be scary and confronting. This story is what the diagnosis meant for us.

An Unexpected Outcome makes news.

“Thyroxine is the medicine, it’s a pill I take each day. Frequent blood tests manage my dose so adjustments can be made.”

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Penny Walter

I am a mum and author from the Adelaide Hills where I reside with my family.

Penny Walter author of 'An Unexpected Outcome'With a background in early childhood education, I have always been passionate about infant mental health and wellbeing.

An Unexpected Outcome is my first published book, and whilst it is written from my personal experience, it is aimed at helping the many families who share this story or one of a similar nature.

 
In addition, the book hopes to highlight the importance of the heel prick test, and how valuable and life changing early intervention is.
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An Unexpected Outcome

 

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The author

 

Early praise for the book.

 

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Clara

Adelaide, Australia

Have just finished your book which I thoroughly enjoyed! I loved the premise of the story, the beautiful descriptive language and the fact that I could visualise so many of the settings in the book.

Anne

Melbourne, Australia

Robert Milar has strong, well thought through views. An impressive book by a number of measures - it's a great story with a strong message.

David

Political science tragic, Australia