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    What does it mean by thyroid? How does thyroid affect pregnancy?

    • 4.7   (9 Votes)
    Medically Reviewed by Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal - MS, MBBS on 29 May 2019 - Written by Dr. Deepika Tiwari - MS, MBBS - Grammatically Approved by Dr. Sailaja Vuppu - MBBS, CCT, MRCOG

    Thyroid problem affects pregnancy in a negative way if not dealt at the right time. Thyroid symptoms in women can be seen in the form of changes in regular periods, ovulation, and weight of women. You can go for yoga for thyroid to improve your chances of getting pregnant.

    Though we don't talk about thyroid much during pregnancy, but the functioning of this gland can affect pregnancy in a big way.

    A malfunctioning thyroid can affect not only the hormone production related to the thyroid gland but also the production of other hormones. This hormonal imbalance in the body can lead to various other health crisis and affect pregnancy too. Since the thyroid hormone regulates cellular function; abnormal thyroid function can affect your fertility.

    Undiagnosed and untreated thyroid disease can be a cause for infertility or frequent miscarriages. Often an underlying thyroid condition goes untreated in many women as standard blood tests in around 80 percent of cases misses to record low tissue thyroid levels that are causing or contributing to infertility.

    Getting Pregnant, Thyroid, Period

    Low levels of thyroid hormone can interfere with ovulation, which impairs fertility. In some cases even though the symptoms may subside, the malfunctioning gland could have already interfered with the ovaries and other cellular function to a great extent, which may come in the way of your pregnancy. It is wise that one get a consultation done with your reproductive specialist/gynecologist to evaluate your health status and get a through check up done before planning your pregnancy and the medical attention needed for the same.

    Dr. Deepika Tiwari

    Written by

    MS, MBBS

    Dr. Deepika Tiwari is a talented Gynecologist, Obstetrician and Infertility Specialist based in Sector 54, Gurgaon. She has over a year of experience and has helped thousands of women go through pregnancy without any complications.
    Dr. Deepika Tiwari is an expert obstetrician with specialization in Normal Vaginal Delivery (NVD), Woman Health-check, Gynae Problems, Infertility Evaluation/Treatment, Pap Smear and Laparoscopic Surgery (Obs & Gyn).
    She attained degrees in MBBS and MD in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Sir JJ Hospital, Mumbai, and passed out with top ranking results. She excelled in her academics and went on to train in many reputed hospitals and institutions.
    She is a very passionate doctor, exhibits a high degree of professionalism, and work ethics. Dr. Deepika Tiwari is among the best Gynecologists in the city and is widely respected and trusted by her patients, and colleagues alike. She is a proud member of the Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies of India (FOGSI) and an Active Participant In Regional and National Obstetric & Gynecology Conferences and Workshops.
    Dr. Deepika follows the best practice guidelines as per international protocols of Gynecologists & Obstetricians. She is best known for her dedication to patient care and promoting normal delivery. Presently, Dr. Deepika Tiwari is practicing her expertise at HCL Healthcare Clinic, Sector 54, Gurgaon and Cloudnine Clinic, Sector 56, Gurgaon.
    HCL Healthcare Clinic is one of the most visited multi-specialty clinic situated in Gurgaon. This Clinic is set-up in affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine International, therefore, meet all the medical standards.
    The centers focus on the vision to deliver the highest standard of healthcare and which is why it is one of the best infertility clinics in Gurgaon. By gaining years of experience, they are offering unparalleled treatment to patients from all around the world. The dream of having a baby is made possible in this clinic as they offer an array of services like Micro Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (MESA) and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).


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    Khushboo Singh

    I had Hypothyroid before, but I got treated with homeopathy medicine. Will this impact my pregnancy?

    Oct. 10, 2018, 1:29 p.m. 4.5



    My wife and I have 2 children. She is having symptoms of thyroid nowadays. Do Pregnancy has anything to do with this? Please suggest!

    Sept. 23, 2018, 5:32 a.m. 4.5


    Priya Rastogi

    I was advised by a friend to have fibrous food in the thyroid. I chose whole grain cereals, fruits and vegetables like broccoli and avocados. I am one month pregnant now. Should I change my diet now as a pregnant woman or let it remain the same.

    Sept. 8, 2018, 11:43 p.m. 4.5


    Naina Madan

    I was hoping to have more information regarding diet plans and medicines in the article. But I strongly agree with the points discussed in the article.

    Sept. 8, 2018, 12:12 p.m. 4.5


    Babita Chajjar

    Thank you for sharing! I have been looking for this topic as my mother had hyperthyroid while conceiving me. Hope I don't have this as I am going to conceive.

    Aug. 8, 2018, 12:50 a.m. 5.0



    I have high prolactin levels. Can it be the cause of infertility?

    Oct. 9, 2017, 9:34 p.m. 4.5


    Vikramajit Yelsangikar

    I have hypothyroidism and level is 5.1. I am 6 weeks pregnant and currently taking 50 mcg thyroxine tablet everyday. Do u think it can be a problem in my pregnancy or baby growth? Please suggest me.

    Oct. 3, 2017, 7:46 a.m. 5.0



    Thyroid and fertility are very much related. If someone has thyroid disorder, then it's really difficult to get pregnant.

    Oct. 3, 2017, 2:06 a.m. 4.5


    Lauren Snowden

    I took thyroid tablets to bring it under control and continued my medicines even after getting pregnant. Abnormal levels can interfere with fertility as well as pregnancy..

    March 15, 2017, 4:18 p.m. 5.0

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