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

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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

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Obstetrician Dr. Deepika Tiwari
Gurgaon

Dr. Deepika Tiwari is an infertility specialist and obstetrician who specializes in Normal vaginal delivery, Cervical cerclage, Infertility treatments, Urinary Incontinence Treatment and Gynecology problems. Dr. Deepika completed MBBS and MS in Obstetrics and Gynecology in the year 2003 and 2008 respectively. Dr. Deepika is a member of Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecological Societies of India (FOGSI). Presently, Dr. Deepika Tiwari is practicing her expertise at HCL Healthcare Clinic, Sector 54, Gurgaon and Cloudnine Clinic, Sector 56, Gurgaon. For more information about Dr. Deepika Tiwari, visit elawoman.com

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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

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Diyyab

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

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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

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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. 4.0

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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

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Srav

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

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

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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

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Moon

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

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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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