Expect Med Changes in Pregnant Women With Thyroid Disease

Uncontrolled thyroid disease during pregnancy has risks...such as miscarriage, preterm birth, low birth weight, and cognitive defects.

Consider these tips to limit adverse fetal outcomes.

HYPOthyroidism. Expect levothyroxine doses to be increased by 25% to 30% once pregnancy is confirmed...due to faster metabolism, T4 transfer to the baby, etc. For example, women may take an extra tab two days/week.

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