Why Baby Is Affected By Mummy’s Thyroid

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Did you know that your thyroid health is so important for your child’s normal growth and development while in the womb?1 When an expectant mother has hypothyroidismshe is unable to produce sufficient quantities of thyroid hormones causing her child’s brain development to be affected as well.2 This may lead to lower IQ than that of healthy children, impaired psychomotor development as well as learning difficulties.3

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Reference (Article)

  1. Forhead AJ, Fowden AL. Thyroid hormones in fetal growth and prepartum maturation. Journal of Endocrinology. 2014. 221, R87–R103.
  2. Bernal J. Thyroid Hormones in Brain Development and Function [Internet]. Madrid; 2000 South Dartmouth. [cited 2016 Apr 28]. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK285549/
  3. Sahay RK, Nagesh VS. Hypothyroidism in pregnancy. Indian J Endocrinol Metab. 2012 May-Jun; 16(3): 364–370.

Reference (Infographic)

  1. Forhead AJ, Fowden AL. Thyroid hormones in fetal growth and prepartum maturation. Journal of Endocrinology. 2014. 221, R87–R103.
  2. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Hypothyroidism [Internet]. 2013 [cited 2016 Apr 28]. Available from: http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/endocrine/hypothyroidism/Pages/fact-sheet.aspx
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