U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 41-year-old member asked:

Will be baby be okay if i just found out i'm hypothyroid and low on vitamin d at 10 weeks?

5 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Low thyroid: Your baby needs to be examined by your pediatrition in light of your deficiencies. Proper treatment is necessary to protect your child.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Pregnant/delivered ?: Thyroid hormine effects brain development & OB screening may pick up low levels. A fetus at 10wks is very early in brain cell formation which accelerates & peaks about 18 wks. Your OB can help you get into balance by then and things should go fine.Discuss this & other lab results with the OB &/or the staff. If you've delivered;baby makes his/her own and low levels would be picked up on nbn screen.
Dr. Hassan Harirah
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: Fetal thyroid develoment is independent from maternal thyroid function.
Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 14 years experience
Treat hypothyroidism: If you are truly hypothyroid (low thyroid hormone, not low tsh), then u should be treated with levothyroxine, followed at least monthly by your OB or endo. Untreated severe hypothyroidism can cause harm to baby. Nothing to worry about, but something to be taken care of properly.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Probably.: It is tricky to diagnose maternal hypothyroidism for the first time in the first trimester. The fetus relies on maternal thyroxine to cross the placenta and help its brain develop <12 weeks. However most women with significant hypothyroidism would not get pregnant in the first place (irregular and anovulatory cycles). See an mfm to discuss this asap. We do not know what normal vit d levels are!

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.