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How does thyroid function affect pregnancy?

You should have your thyroid hormones checked by your doctor prior to pregnancy. If it is well controlled, then you should not be at high-risk for pregnancy complications. Thyroid deficiency is associated with miscarriage and developmental problems in babies born to moms whose thyroid is not under good control.

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