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Can Pregnancy Trigger Goiter
Hashimotos : Most cases of goiter are autoimmune in nature. This means your own body is sending antibodies to inflame the gland. Pregnancy is one of the peak times of physiologic stress where this happens. The others are adolescence and menopause. Your doctor can measure antibodies and thyroid function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Yes: Unfortunately, the truthful answer to the question is yet, but in many cases, we will see many women with fibromyalgia and certain other auto-immune disorders actually improve during their pregnancies. For unexplained reasons, joint pain, muscle pain, fatigue, and other symptoms can improve during pregnancy. However, there is a risk for a relapse in the post-partum time period. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes mildly: Two pregnancy-related hormones, human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) and estrogen, cause increased thyroid hormone levels in the blood. Made by the placenta, HCG is similar to TSH and mildly stimulates the thyroid to produce more thyroid hormone. Increased estrogen produces higher levels of thyroid-binding globulin( thyroxine-binding globulin) a protein that transports thyroid hormone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't smoke!: Smoking has many negative effects on the the baby's well-being. It has been associated with increased miscarriages, stillbirth, premature labor, low birth weight, and problems with the placenta (placenta previa and abruption). If you are pregnant, avoid smoking for your health and the baby's. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Seek support: Look into getting some psychological help along with medical attention. A molar pregnancy can be devastating whether or not you are wanting to be pregnant. The good news is that there is effective treatment out there for panic attacks. You need to take the time to get yourself individual help. Seek support. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, variable: Infertility and pregnancy loss are emotional, stressful events in anyone's life. I suspect that this is true for similarly emotional times in people's lives. I am not a psychiatrist but my experience suggests your suspicions are correct. We have great mental health professionals who can assist you dealing with these feelings. Hopefully, you had a successful outcome to balance the losses. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can be treated: Just like depression in non-pregnant people, there are effective treatments that can help. The most common treatment for depression is anti-depressant medication, talk therapy, or both. If you have symptoms of depression such as sad mood, suicidal thoughts, little pleasure in life, or changes in energy/appetite/sleep, you should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not directly: Pregnancy cannot cause bipolar, but if you are bipolar or are genetically predisposed to bipolar then the hormonal changes of pregnancy can exacerbate the mood swings. To some extent mood swings may be normal during pregnancy. There are some medications used for bipolar that are safer than others during pregnancy. See a psychiatrist if you are concerned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes. But only...: Mom would need to be rh negative. This would sensitize the mom, producing an anti-rh antibody that can cross the placenta and began to hemolyze the rh positive cells of the infant. This can began to occur early in the pregnancy, making the unborn child very sick. Or it can be detected at birth and cause prolonged jaundice. Subsequent children may be more affected. Mom needs rhogam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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