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Hyperthyroidism during pregnancy
riya1983 posted:
I need expert opinion for one of my friend. She is a hyperthyroid patient currently on medication. Now she is 5 weeks pregnant and her thyroid level is 8mlU/L. She is now taking tablets to get this under control.
Does having high thyroid in first trimester cause any harm to the mother or the unborn child? Is there a risk that high thyroid level might have caused any harm to baby's brain development? Please suggest if there is any health risk to the mother or the unborn child? In this case, is it advisable to go for abortion? We have consulted with gynecologists and thyroid specialists but got a mixed opinion. Hence I am posting the question in this forum. Please suggest.
An_254251 responded:
Hey! I would call 800-733-4727 they're called Mother to Baby and they know like everything about medications during pregnancy. I have hypothyroidism and mine has been under control for a while so my doctor just told me to keep taking my medication and my baby turned out great! I would definitely try everything you can to to avoid an abortion! That baby could turn out just fine!

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