Re: thyroid and pregnancy
Congratulations, kmb101! Your pregnancy is actually an indication of thyroid health, as we become more fertile when our hormones are balanced.
Here's a link to About.com's info regarding pregnancy and thyroid:
<A HREF="http://thyroid.about.com/cs/pregnantfertility/" TARGET=_blank>http://thyroid.about.com/cs/pregnantfertility/</A>
It is very important that you continue taking your Unithroid to ensure that the baby receives adequate amounts of thyroid hormone.
Talk to your Obstetrician and Endocrinologist and make sure they monitor your Free T3, Free T4, and TSH levels throughout your pregnancy. Watch your symptoms as well, as they may be the best and earliest indication that you need to adjust your dosage. There may be fluctuations due to interactions with the other hormones in your body (during and after the pregnancy) but, with careful monitoring, both you and the baby should be healthy to term.<p>[This message has been edited by ArtfulD (edited 12-12-2001).]