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Managing Thyroid Disease During and After Pregnancy: Guidelines

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Updated June 13, 2013

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Managing Thyroid Disease During and After Pregnancy: Guidelines
Managing Thyroid Disease During and After Pregnancy: Guidelines
Thyroid disease is known to affect many aspects of pregnancy and postpartum health, as well as the health of the baby. In an effort to organize the various and sometimes contradictory practices with regarding to thyroid disease and pregnancy, clinical guidelines for the management of thyroid problems in pregnancy and during the postpartum period were published in late 2011.

The journal Thyroid published the guidelines as a 47-page article, titled "Guidelines of the American Thyroid Association for the Diagnosis and Management of Thyroid Disease During Pregnancy and Postpartum". The following is a summary of the key components of the guidelines, which have important implications for women who develop thyroid disease during or after pregnancy, or who have a diagnosed thyroid condition prior to becoming pregnant.

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