Hashimoto's Disease (cont.)
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Hashimoto's Disease and Pregnancy
Babies born to women who have uncontrolled hypothyroidism during their pregnancy may have a greater risk of birth defects than babies born to mothers with normal thyroid function. There may be a direct link with congenital defects such as cleft palate and certain brain and kidney anomalies. Data suggests that over the long term, these children may also have a higher likelihood of intellectual and developmental problems. Intervening early in pregnancy with thyroid hormone replacement may have significant benefits. Interestingly, there is also recent data to suggest that the presence of thyroid autoantibodies, such as those seen in Hashimoto's disease, may reduce the chance of conception.
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