You asked: How can I control my hypothyroidism during pregnancy?

How can I reduce my thyroid during pregnancy?

For women who require treatment for hyperthyroidism, an antithyroid medication that blocks production of thyroid hormones is used. This medication—propylthiouracil (PTU)—is usually given during the first trimester, and — if necessary, methimazole can be used, after the first trimester.

What should a pregnant woman with hypothyroidism eat?

These are low in calories and very filling, which may help prevent weight gain. There are plenty of healthy food options for people with hypothyroidism, including eggs, meat, fish, most fruits and vegetables, gluten-free grains and seeds, all dairy products, and non-caffeinated beverages.

How does hypothyroidism affect baby during pregnancy?

Early studies found that children born to mothers with hypothyroidism during pregnancy had lower IQ and impaired psychomotor (mental and motor) development. If properly controlled, often by increasing the amount of thyroid hormone, women with hypothyroidism can have healthy, unaffected babies.

Is hypothyroidism in pregnancy high risk?

Pregnant women with uncontrolled hypothyroidism can get high blood pressure, anemia (low red blood cell count), and muscle pain and weakness. There is also an increased risk of miscarriage, premature birth (before 37 weeks of pregnancy), or even stillbirth.

What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism in pregnancy?

What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism?

  • Feeling tired.
  • Unable to stand cold temperatures.
  • Hoarse voice.
  • Swelling of the face.
  • Weight gain.
  • Constipation.
  • Skin and hair changes, including dry skin and loss of eyebrows.
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome (hand tingling or pain)
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What is a normal TSH level for a pregnant woman?

The Endocrine Society recommends that TSH levels be maintained between 0.2-<2.5 mU/L in the first trimester of pregnancy and between 0.3-3 mU/L in the remaining trimesters.