What you need to know about your thyroid in pregnancy.


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By Dr Patrick Moloney and Brigid Moloney, Dr Patrick Moloney, and Brigid Moloney. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Issues with your thyroid are common in the baby-making years. In Australia about 2-3% of pregnant women are hypo or hyperthyroid. Then there is post-partum thyroditis. This is something that happens to 1 in 20 women after their baby is born. This needs careful assessment because the signs and symptoms can be dismissed as 'just part of having a newborn' or it can look like postnatal depression.

In this podcast we talk about:

  • What the thyroid gland does in our body
  • What is hypo and hyperthyroidism
  • The special plans you have to make in pre-pregnancy
  • What changes during your pregnancy if you have problems with your thyroid
  • What medication you can take during your pregnancy
  • What is post-partum thyroiditis


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Why did we start this podcast? Well we think there is a barrier for women to get EXPERT pregnancy info that is practical, relatable and easy to understand.

Dr Pat has helped 1000s of women have their babies and through this we know that this kind of information given to a woman at the right time can totally change her experience of pregnancy and birth.

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