and they were notified about it in the early 70s. What my *&%&^%&^ extremely "well-educated" RN of a mother neglected to discover though, was what the MD gave her when she was carrying me for her "hypothyroidism", making it a high risk pregnancy in 1956. Of course, those records are long gone. I just assumed......that if I had been exposed to anything pernicious in utero, the "responsible" parties would have notified me accordingly. Yeah, right! I certainly have all the symptoms of DES exposure, even to the miscarriages, stillbirth, infertility, uterine abnormalities, many, many lifelong urinary tract health issues, no living children, not to mention other lifelong estrogen dominant health issues.
I have been in correspondence with Ray Peat, Ph.D. (AWESOME MAN/SCIENTIST!!!!) regarding my abysmal family social/health history. He has given his opinion and recommended, as he does in so many of his articles, prolonged supplementation of the "protective progesterone, pregnenolone and DHEA" as well as a "very good diet."
"I think a background of hypothyroidism, even when it's compensated by high production of the stress hormones so that the classical symptoms aren't present, is a major factor in reproductive problems, and in increasing susceptibility to injury by toxins, including DES and anesthetics. Progesterone production depends on good thyroid function, and as it declines cortisol and other stress hormones increase.
"A few doctors at that time  used real progesterone supplements during pregnancy, but generally they were much more likely to use a synthetic progestin, or DES or estrogen.
"The prenatal environment can imprint a pattern of hormone balance, especially hypothyroidism, that tends to persist until new patterns can be formed, and that usually requires prolonged supplementation and a very good diet. With a good balance of nutrients and thyroid function, the protective progesterone, pregnenolone, and DHEA are produced sufficiently to reduce the burden on the adrenal glands.
"Gallbladder problems are extremely common in hypothyroidism, and the compensating stress hormones produce problems with blood Sugar regulation.
"C-sections, anesthesia, DES, and mechanical attitudes toward pregnancy and nutrition all have their place in the authoritarian medical culture, part of a generally stressful culture. That culture is coherent and self-validating, and escape from it has to be equally systematic to be able to persist."
F*&K Big Pharma.....F&^K the medical profession!!!