Pregnancy And Hypothyroidism

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Michelle W - April 8

For all your girls who are hypothyroid, I just thought that I should post some interesting information that I have found out lately. As soon as you find out that you are pregnant you should get your TSH, T3 and T4 levels tested right away. Most people don't get around to it until the end of the first trimester and some doctors don't think that it is important. I'm only just pregnant and my TSH last month was .7 - this month it was 11 (and my doctor said it will continue to rise unless I alter my medication now). Research has found a link between hypothyroidism and lower IQ in babies, as well as a heightened risk of miscarriage. Also, I learnt that you should not take any prenatal vitams (or anything that contains iron) within 4 hours of taking your thryoid medicine as it affects its absorption. I hope this information helps.

 

Laura - April 9

You are right about pregnant women checking there thyroid levels, but the part about low IQ is very false. Very false. There are risks for every woman that there children may have developmental disadvantages, but having hypothyroids does NOT put you at high risk. Im an Grad student from Loma Linda University and this topic was in one of my lectures. It is very important to watch your levels though...while pregnant, and there are many medications that are safe to take for thyroid problems during pregnancy. Just be sure to consult your doctor with all of your concerns.

 

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