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How does hypothyroidism affect pregnancy?

How does hypothyroidism affect pregnancy?

Thyroid + Pregnancy: Due to increased hormone levels , a woman's need for thyroid replacement may go up. Careful monitoring in all trimesters is important . Untreated hypothyroidism in the mother during gestation is seriously problematic for the child. Even under treatment can hurt neurocognitive development. It may be hard to conceive or successfully get to term if untreated or undertreated. Consult your obgyn or gp. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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How does hypothyroidism affect pregnancy? My level is 6.2. Will it make morning sickness worse or trouble firing pregnancy?

How does hypothyroidism affect pregnancy? My level is 6.2. Will it make morning sickness worse or trouble firing pregnancy?

Thyroid/ pregnancy: Thyroid can have profound affects on fetal development. Please see and endocrinologist prior to pregnancy so that you will have adequate counseling and treatment ...Read more

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Is pregnancy is safe in hypothyroidism women? What r t complications in child?

Treat before pregnan: Hypothyroidism should be corrected by an appropriate dose of brand name T4 before you get pregnant. If you're already pregnant, make sure your abnormal thyroid is treated properly immediately, as low thyroid level can endanger the pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the effects of pregnancy on hypothyroidism?

What are the effects of pregnancy on hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism: The various hormones of pregnancy may cause a change in the dose of thyroid medication you will need to stay well controlled. Never just stop your meds without talking to your doc. ...Read more

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What risks are associated with pregnancy & hypothyroidism?

SEVERAL: Hypothyroidism is related to infertility, miscarriage and abnormal fetal development, if not adequately treated in the first trimester. If this is your problem, make syre that you are adequately treated! ...Read more

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What is it like to have untreated hypothyroidism during pregnancy?

Hazardous: No one leaves hypothyroidism untreated during pregnancy, It can harm the pregnancy, If you are hypothyroid you levels are monitored very closely during pregnancy ...Read more

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Can any one please let me know the effects of hypothyroidism on pregnancy.

Can any one please let me know the effects of hypothyroidism on pregnancy.

Depends: As a male, the effects of hypothyroidism are less pronounced though profoundly low levels can affect sperm production. In females, it is very important to maintain normal thyroid levels (TSH around 2) for the health of the baby during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism and pcos .What are the chances of a natural pregnancy?

Hypothyroidism and pcos .What are the chances of a natural pregnancy?

See specialist: With proper treatment you could have a natural pregnancy. Tsh (thyroid hormone) levels have to be in the normal range, otherwise this can have an adverse effect on your pregnancy chances. A thyroid replacement hormone (synthroid) would be indicated. Pcos is an ovulatory disorder and can be helped with the proper protocol as well. It may take more than one try in order to get your cycle just right. ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more