Author(s): S. Subhadharsini

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Address: Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Chennai

Published In:   Volume - 8,      Issue - 8,     Year - 2015

AIM: To do review regarding the thyroid function in mother and children during pregnancy and neonatal. OBJECTIVE: To understand the normal changes in thyroid activity that occur during pregnancy and neonatal. BACKGROUND: The functions of the thyroid gland have much to do with a womans reproductive system, particularly if the thyroid is overactive or underactive. In addition, abnormally high or low levels of thyroid hormone can cause very light or very heavy menstrual periods, very irregular menstrual periods, or absent menstrual period. Thyroid disorders during pregnancy can harm the fetus and may lead to thyroid problems in the mother after birth, such as postpartum thyroiditis. Severe hypothyroidism can actually cause milk production in the breast, while preventing ovulation. addition the ovaries are at an increased risk for cyst development if the woman has an underactive thyroid (hypothyroid). REASON: Thyroid hormone plays a critical role during pregnancy both in the development of a healthy baby and in maintaining the health of the mother.


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