Thyroid function in pregnancy: maternal and fetal outcomes with hypothyroidism and subclinical thyroid dysfunction

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Thyroid hormones are important in the development of the fetus and the placenta as well as in maintaining maternal wellbeing. Thyroid disorders are common in the population as a whole, particularly in women, and therefore are common during pregnancy and the puerperium. Biochemical derangement of thyroid function tests are present in approximately 2.5–5% of pregnant women.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-187
Number of pages19
JournalFetal and maternal medicine review
Issue number03
Early online date21 Jun 2011
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2011