Thyroid disease in pregnancy/Hashimotos Thyroiditis
It is very important that an endocrinologist or a specialist be involved in managing thyroid disease in pregnancy. Hypo-and hyperthyroidism can have catastrophic impact on the health of a developing pregnancy. This can include congenital malformations preterm labor low birth weight even low IQ. Thyroid doses have to be carefully adjusted during pregnancy to meet with the increasing requirements that every pregnancy brings with it.
This is frequently overlooked as there are a lot of other things going on in pregnancy that your OB/GYN might be attending to. Seeing a specialist can sometimes make this task much easier. We are very experienced and comfortable treating thyroid disease in pregnancy and would be happy to help.