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Pregnant. Prescribed with thyronorm. Will this cause any harm to the baby?

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Dr. Shanthi.E

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Posted on Mon, 9 Dec 2013 in Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
Question: Hi Doctor, Good morning, my wife is pregnant, now it's 9th week going on, last week we confirmed the prgnancy(ie on 8th week) and while checking blood test for thyroid it's TSH level 6.2 now doctor advised to take 'thyronorm 75 mcg' also they mentioned during pregnancy TSH should be around 3. Apart from this she is having the thyroid problem since 4 moths , that time the TSH is 12 and another doctor advised to take 'eltroxin 50 mg', she took this tablet till last week per day 1 tablet in morning. now she is having thyronorm 75 mcg. I have read in website that in first 12 weeks TSH is very important to keep in correct level, is it okey to take thyronorm 75 mcg to come back to expected level TSH 3 ? and TSH level 6 will cause any problem to child development , i am worried about this? Any specific food need to take for this?
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Brief Answer: TSH should be around 3 Detailed Answer: Hello XXXXXXX I have read your query with diligence. Firstly, congratulations on your wife's pregnancy. What you have read on the internet is correct. During pregnancy, the TSH level should be around 3. I would suggest that your wife continues to take Thyronorm 75 mcg now, as the demand will increase when pregnancy progresses. Yes, TSH is important throughout the pregnancy. TSH level of 6 is not a good sign. It may cause problems with child development. However, if she takes medicines regularly, there won't be any problem to the baby. There is no specific food that has to be taken for this. Keep in mind that she must take the medicine daily. Regards,
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