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Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy

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Thyroid disorders are common in women of childbearing age and careful assessment of thyroid function is an important aspect of antenatal care. Uncorrected thyroid dysfunction can have adverse effects on both fetal and maternal wellbeing and may affect the infant even beyond pregnancy.

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Thyroid disorders are common in women of childbearing age and careful assessment of thyroid function is an important aspect of antenatal care. It’s normal for thyroid physiology to change significantly during pregnancy, and uncorrected thyroid dysfunction can have adverse effects on both fetal and maternal well-being. It can even extend beyond pregnancy and affect neuro-intellectual development in the early life of the infant.

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Anne Watkins
Anne is a freelance lecturer and medical writer at Mind Body Ink. She is a former midwife and nurse teacher with over 25 years’ experience working in the fields of healthcare, stress management and medical hypnosis. Her background includes working as a hospital midwife, Critical Care nurse, lecturer in Neonatal Intensive Care, and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for a company making life support equipment. Anne has also studied many forms of complementary medicine and has extensive experience in the field of clinical hypnosis. She has a special interest in integrating complementary medicine into conventional healthcare settings and is currently an Associate Tutor, lecturing in Health Coaching and Medical Hypnosis at Exeter University in the UK. As a former Midwife, Anne has a natural passion for writing about fertility, pregnancy, birthing and baby care. Her recent publications include The Health Factor, Coach Yourself To Better Health and Positive Thinking For Kids. You can read more about her work at www.MindBodyInk.com.
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Claire Bruggemann
31 Mar 2022
Interesting to understand why thyroid levels drop during pregnancy
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Jennifer Garlick
01 Dec 2021
Good presentation and easily read.
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Laurel Salmon
14 May 2022
Interesting reading!
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Jemma Dale
12 Oct 2021
Good basic information
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Tracey Symonds
27 Oct 2021
Well written
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Mercy Andrews
09 Oct 2021
Good one
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Lynee White
10 Oct 2021
Excellent article.
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Beverley Austin
28 Oct 2021
Great overview of relevant topic in antenatal and postnatal period.
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simone vautier
18 Nov 2021
Great
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Ursula Wulff
18 Oct 2021
Relevant and concise
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