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Planning on getting pregnant?

Congratulations! Current American Thyroid Association guidelines recommend targeted screening of women at high risk for thyroid disease. Thyroid disease is a common endocrine disorder affecting women of reproductive age, and when left untreated, before or during pregnancy, is associated with an increased risk of infertility, miscarriage, placental abruption, hypertensive disorders, and fetal growth restriction. Preconception counseling for women at high risk should include discussion of available treatments and potential adverse effects, as well as the impact on future pregnancies. Thyroid disease in women of reproductive age can be managed well when evaluated/diagnosed and treated by a highly trained thyroid medical professional. If you are looking for more information regarding Thyroid disease and pregnancy, the Thyroid Virtual Clinic offers a safe, effective and convenient (100% online) way to answer questions about these thyroid conditions from the comfort of your own home or workplace.