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Pregnant with Hypothyroidism? Increase Your Medication!!!

Posted Sep 12 2008 12:04pm
For Ali (applause, applause)...and anyone even thinking about conceiving:

Pregnant with Hypothyroidism? Increase Your Medication!!!: "
If you’re pregnant and hypothyroid, you may need an increase in your dose of thyroid hormone replacement, even just a few weeks after conception, according to research reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.

The study, conducted at Brigham and Women’s Hospital-Harvard Medical School in Boston, found that 85 percent of pregnant women with hypothyroidism --a condition where the thyroid is unable to produce sufficient thyroid hormone -- require an increase in thyroid hormone replacement drug to protect the baby. "**
Hm, coincidentally, Brigham is where I'm headed to check out my wee thyroid, will check back and answer the reader question of how to find a good thyroid doc.

Even more funny, my acupuncture place is just a minute or two away--I'm still trying to figure out if the balancing that's been going on means my thyroid is also more balanced. We'll see!

**And check out What are the normal thyroid levels for each trimester of pregnancy?
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