Conditions and Diseases: Endocrine Disorders: Thyroid: Pregnancy
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Infertility - A Couple's Survival Guide
Hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, ovulatory dysfunction and treatments.
EndocrineWeb - Thyroid Problems During Pregnancy
Discusses hypothyroid and hyperthyroid issues and overlooked symptoms of new mothers.
Thyroid Disease, Pregnancy and Fertility
Discusses fertility, menstruation, breast feeding, Graves' Disease, and Thyroxine treatment. From the Thyroid Foundation of Canada.
JAMA - Fetal Loss Associated With Excess Thyroid Hormone Exposure
The standard practice of increasing thyroid hormone replacement doses in hypothyroid pregnant women leads to higher miscarriage and lower birth weights.
BMJ - Hypothyroidism in pregnancy affects babies' intelligence
Pregnant women with untreated hypothyroidism give birth to children with slightly lower IQs.
Thyroid Problems May Be a Cause of Very Preterm Delivery; May Warrant Screening
Pregnant women who deliver before 32 weeks may have an underactive thyroid or thyroid antibodies, which indicates autoimmune thyroid disease.
ATA - Maternal Fetal Symposium
Presents a number of lectures on the impact of maternal thyroid status on fetal development. Windows Media Player required.
Subclinical Hypothyroidism Needs to be Identified Before Conception
New statement by the ATA urges physicians to be aggressive in identifying and treating women.
OB/Gyn News Online - Subclinical Thyroid Disease Linked to Preterm Delivery
Women with a history of very early preterm delivery before completing 32 weeks' gestation should be screened for thyroid disease.
eMedicine - Autoimmune Thyroid Disease and Pregnancy
Covers the background, pathophysiology, and frequency of Postpartum Thyroiditis, Hashimoto's and Graves' Disease.
Endotext.com - Endocrinology of Pregnancy, Thyroid Disease During Pregnancy
Ontogenesis of fetal thyroid function, maternal contribution, placental transfer of hormone, amniotic fluid and detection of fetal thyroid dysfunction.
Telegraph News - Pregnant women who take slimming pills 'are more likely to have gay children'
An American study of thousands of mothers and their adult offspring has found that medication used to treat thyroid deficiency and amphetamine-based diet pills appeared to have influenced sexual orientation.
JCEM - Impact of Ovarian Hyperstimulation on Thyroid Function in Women with and without Thyroid Auto
Study on thyroid function and first weeks of pregnancy and the major role of T4.
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