Taking thyroid medication (Levothyroxine) during pregnancy?

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Registered: 12-10-1998
Taking thyroid medication (Levothyroxine) during pregnancy?
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Tue, 09-27-2011 - 3:41pm

Hello,

I am trying to conceive and recently had some blood work done which came back showing that

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Registered: 01-12-2010

Absolutely it is safe.

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Registered: 09-08-2011

My doctor's office checks every pregnant women's thyroid, even those with no risk factors. They do it at the same bloodwork visit as the HIV test and a few other things. They say that the medicine is safe, and it's so much safer for the baby if you're on the medicine then to have an untreated condition.

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Madelyn, February 26, 2001
Aaron, January 2, 2005
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