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Seriously Concerning Truths About Thyroid Imbalance And Pregnancy

How is Hypothyroidism Treated During Pregnancy?

Hypothyroidism is treated with a hormone named thyroxine—a medication which is similar to the T4 which is made by thyroid.

See, in the case of hypothyroidism, you would be secreting less thyroid hormone. A simple replacement of the hormone would do the magic – all you need to do is take the medicine at the right time regularly.

Practice mindfulness and yoga, learn the yoga poses for hypothyroidism. Do breathing exercises more.

Women with preexisting hypothyroidism will need to increase their dose of thyroxine to maintain normal thyroid function.

One should  check every 6 to 8 weeks during pregnancy. This thyroxine is safe and necessary for the well-being of the fetus if the mother has hypothyroidism.

Dietary Supplements

Iodine is an important mineral for a mother during pregnancy.

Well, I would reiterate again – added iodine to salt is not the right source of iodine.

Diet for thyroid has to be followed strictly if thyroid imbalance during pregnancy is diagnosed. Cut down on cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli.

Add more calcium and selenium rich food, read more details on diet for thyroid here

The baby gets iodine from the mother’s diet. But people with thyroid disease will be sensitive to the harmful effects of iodine so eating foods containing iodine may worsen hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, hence one should discuss their use of dietary supplements with their health care provider.

What is Hyperythyroidism During Pregnancy?

Hyperthyroidism on the other hand is the overactive behaviour of thyroid hormone. Excess secretion of thyroid hormone into your body. This will speed up your overall metabolism leading to problem in your overall performance.

What Are The Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism During Pregnancy?

Symptoms of hyperthyroidism are evident but again during pregnancy it is very difficult to identify.

  • You suddenly begin feeling as if everything around you is paced faster than usual
  • Excess sweating
  • Weight loss
  • Excess bowel movement
  • Palpitation
  • Irritability

These are some symptoms of hyperthyroidism during pregnancy.

How Is Hyperthyroidism During Pregnancy Diagnosed and Treated?

In hyperthyroidism there is evident changes in size of the thyroid gland. Your physician can easily make out with a physical examination and a blood test.

After diagnosis medication like propylthiouracil or methimazole are given by your physician. It is very important to have monthly check up during pregnancy, because hyperthyroidism is usually transferred from mother to baby easily than hypothyroidism.

There are certain yoga poses for hyperthyroidism which can make sure that you control the hormone, however during pregnancy you might need to be very careful. Make sure to take right guidance from a yoga teacher.

You can meditate and practice mindfulness regularly which is the best cure for your racing heart.

To conclude,women with thyroid problems should have a regular check up with their doctor  and also ensure required medications to ensure the thyroid is well balanced.

This would give them to have an opportunity to have a healthy pregnancy and also protect their fetuses.




Dr Menaka Bharathi
Dr Menaka Bharathi
Dr Menaka Bharathi aka Simple Indian Mom is an Agricultural Microbiologist and helps moms to keep their family and kids naturally healthy both mentally and physically.


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