levels are a part of cholesterol
tests and measure the amount of fats circulating in your blood. High triglycerides during pregnancy
include certain personal habits and blood disorders that may develop during pregnancy. Blood Pressure - Pregnancy may cause you to experience an increase in your blood pressure, which may result in an increase of your triglyceride levels. Blood Sugar - Eating a lot of sugary foods while you are pregnant can elevate the amount of sugar in your blood, which can lead to high triglyceride levels. Gestational Diabetes
- High triglycerides during pregnancy may be a result of gestational diabetes, which is a type of diabetes that can develop while you are pregnant. Medications -If you are taking certain types of medications while you are pregnant, including steroids
such as prednisone
or diuretics these can cause high triglyceride levels.
There is a relationship between thyroid levels in the mother and brain development of her child. Inadequately treated hypothyroidism
in mothers was associated with IQ changes in the infants. The average IQ scores were about 4 points lower in the children of hypothyroid mothers than in children of normal mothers. Larger IQ deficits were seen in the children of mothers who had more severe hypothyroidism. Uncontrolled hypothyroidism in pregnant women can have long-term effects on the children of these mothers