A 26-year-old male asked:

Can any one please let me know the effects of hypothyroidism on pregnancy and on babies after birth? can ladies go ahead for pregnancy? please update.

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 57 years experience
Yes you can: The thyroid function needs to be followed during pregnancy, but you can have a normal pregnancy. It may not effect the baby in any way but your gynecologist can follow and if any issues arise you can see high risk OB if necessary.
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 35 years experience
I agree with Dr. Goldman. many women who couldn't get pregnant before their hypothyroidism was treated now have healthy happy babies.
Aug 4, 2014
Last updated May 20, 2021


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