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How does Addison's disease affect pregnancy?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Women with Addison's disease normally don't have additional complications during pregnancy. They should continue with their normal hormone replacement medications throughout the course of the pregnancy. If "morning sickness"-nausea and vomiting during the first trimester-prevents a person from being able to take her normal medication by mouth, she should see a doctor to have the medication injected. During delivery, women with Addison's disease should be monitored carefully and given intravenous steroids and saline to make sure their bodies can handle the physical stress.

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