Top
10
Doctor insights on: Safe Iodine Pregnant

Share
1

1
Is iodine safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is iodine safe for  women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: An adequate amount of iodine intake is essential for thyroid function. A pregnant woman has higher iodine requirements. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Mark Pack
4 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Is it safe to take polyvidone iodine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take polyvidone iodine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: For minor skin cuts you can use povidone iodine. However, you should check with your doctor to determine if that is the best treatment. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
Is povindone iodine vaginal pessaries safe to use at 39 weeks pregnancy. What are the side effects to fetus and any alternative for it. ?

Is povindone iodine vaginal pessaries safe to use at 39 weeks pregnancy. What are the side effects to fetus and any alternative for it. ?

No.: Betadine should be avoided in pregnancy because it can affect the maternal and fetal thyroid glands and cause complications from that. Do not use betadine pessaries in pregnancy! ...Read more

4

4
Why is iodine important in my diet during pregnancy?

Thyroid problems: The thyroid is a gland that controls every aspect of our bodies including that of the developing fetus. The thyroid needs iodine to function properly. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
5

5
What risks are associated with persons having iodine radition and pregnant women?

What risks are associated with persons having iodine radition and pregnant women?

Precautions: Presumably you are supposed to get radioactive iodine (rai) and there is a pregnant woman in the family. There are guidelines which you will be given, and it depends on the dose. For about 5 days, you need to keep your distance from her, about 6 feet. As if you have the flu and don't want to spread it. Sleep in different bed. Check out http://www.Thyroid.Org/radioactive-iodine/. ...Read more

6

6
Can pregnant women trying to increase their iodine intake eat seaweed?

Can pregnant women trying to increase their iodine intake eat seaweed?

Yes but not a good i: Seaweed has very high levels of iodine so i would recommend your prenatal vitamin as a better source of iodine because of the risks of getting too much from seaweed. ...Read more

7

7
I just realized that my vitamin doesn't have iodine or choline and i'm 15w3d pregnant. What can I do to compensate for this time not taking it?

I just realized that my vitamin doesn't have iodine or choline and i'm 15w3d pregnant. What can I do to compensate for this time not taking it?

Not an issue: I am not sure where you are getting your information. You can simply buy any over the counter or prescription prenatal vitamin which will have more than enough of anything you need. You could also just add more fruits and vegetables to your diet. Folic acid is important before and the first few weeks of pregnancy. After that vitamins have a very limited role. ...Read more

8

8
Low intake of iodine through 17 weeks of pregnancy. Can i pick up the pace from now on or is the damage to my baby done? Prenatal vits don't have it.

Hmmm?: This is unlikely to be a concern unless you are taking medications that affect iodine metabolism (ie certain anti-arrhythmics). Salt is also iodized, people that eat a regular diet in america are rarely iodine deficient. A truly iodine deficient person will have low thyroid hormone and possibly an enlarged thyroid gland as well. ...Read more