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A 30-year-old member asked:

How do you treat graves disease in a pregnant women so baby doesn't get it?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Very carefully.: See published guidelines ( endocrine society and american thyroid association). Thionamides including Propylthiouracil and Methimazole are used depending on stage of pregnancy, beta blockers added for short term control of symptoms. Surgery in rare cases. Despite this approx 1-5% of infants are born with fetal grave's.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Why do some pregnant women not get a prominent baby bump?

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Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Body habitus...: There are a lot of reasons. The baby bump forms when there is not enough room in the abdomen for the pregnant uterus without expanding the belly. Some women are taller or less petite and have more space. Others have smaller babies. The combination of a small baby and a stoutly built women results in a small baby bump. The bump forms faster if you've been pregnant before. Best wishes!
Last updated Nov 24, 2019


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