Thyroid in Pregnancy
Importance of Thyroid during Pregnancy. Thyroid hormones are necessary for normal fetal development during the first 3 months. Because hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are possible, thyroid levels should be monitored before and throughout your pregnancy.
Thyroid hormones are particularly necessary to assure healthy fetal development of the brain and nervous system during the first three months of your pregnancy since the baby depends on your hormones
Know your Thyroid
Hyperthyroid disease – The most common cause of maternal hyperthyroidism during pregnancy is the autoimmune disorder Grave’s Disease. In this disorder, the body makes an antibody ( a protein produced by the body when it thinks a virus or bacteria is present) called thryoid stimulating immunoglobulin (TSI) that causes the thyroid to overreact and make too much thyroid hormone.
Hypothyroid disease—The most common cause of hypothyroidism is the autoimmune disorder known as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. In this condition, the body mistakenly attacks the cells of the thyroid gland, leaving the thyroid without enough cells and enzymes to make enough thyroid hormone to meet the body’s needs
Talk to your Obstetrician if you have prior history of thyroid problems
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