Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Kelly | 2012/10/24


Thyroid and Pregnancy

Hi Doc,

I have a under active Thyroid and use Euthyrox 25mg and 50mg - one of each daily. Will there be problems with me or the baby if i get pregnant now and what precautions should be taken. I heard that there is a 90% chance that a baby born from a mother with a Thyroid problem will have brain damage - is this true?

Thank you

Expert's Reply



There is no harm in you taking Euthyrox during pregnancy. It would certainly be much more harmful to your baby if you continued to have a low thyroid problem. So the advice is definitely to continue taking the Euthyroid. The dose may have to be adjusted when you are pregnant.

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Posted by: Jo | 2012/11/07

Hi Kelly, I had the opposite problem, had an overactive thyroid (toxic), and fell pregnant. I had to stay on thyroid treatment / medication for the duration of my pregnancy, and was closely monitored by my endocrinologist. My baby is 3 months old now, all good and no problems, her thyroid levels were a bit high at birth, but stabilised within the first few weeks :)

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