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Does having a thyroid disease make your pregnancy high risk?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Absolutely!

Thyroidopathies are one of the most common reasons for high-risk pregnancy status.
They can cause preterm birth, preeclampsia, diabetes mellitus, fetal goiter, fetal hyperthyroidism, cretinism, fetal arrhythmias among other complications. Finally, postpartum depression may be more common in the context of thyroidopathy.

In brief: Absolutely!

Thyroidopathies are one of the most common reasons for high-risk pregnancy status.
They can cause preterm birth, preeclampsia, diabetes mellitus, fetal goiter, fetal hyperthyroidism, cretinism, fetal arrhythmias among other complications. Finally, postpartum depression may be more common in the context of thyroidopathy.
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology

In brief: Possibly

With known thyroid disease, please plan with your OB & endocrinologist before you get pregnant so that your thyroid is under control to maximize success for healthy pregnancy.
Ob's always screen for thyroid dysfunction. Your TSH should be in an optimal range which your OB can discuss with you. If diagnosed with thyroid disease during pregnancy, OB 's will make getting it under control a priority.

In brief: Possibly

With known thyroid disease, please plan with your OB & endocrinologist before you get pregnant so that your thyroid is under control to maximize success for healthy pregnancy.
Ob's always screen for thyroid dysfunction. Your TSH should be in an optimal range which your OB can discuss with you. If diagnosed with thyroid disease during pregnancy, OB 's will make getting it under control a priority.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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