Thyroid (dys-)function in normal and disturbed pregnancy

  title={Thyroid (dys-)function in normal and disturbed pregnancy},
  author={Brigitte K. Budenhofer and N. Ditsch and U. Jeschke and R. G{\"a}rtner and B. T{\'o}th},
  journal={Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics},
  • Brigitte K. Budenhofer, N. Ditsch, +2 authors B. Tóth
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • IntroductionDuring pregnancy, physiologic changes in maternal thyroid function take place especially due to hormonal as well as metabolic processes. Human chorionic gonadotropin activates the maternal thyroid gland leading to increased thyroid hormone production. A sufficient availability of maternal thyroid hormones is essential for fetal development, especially during the first trimester of pregnancy, when the fetal thyroid gland is not yet functional.Materials and MethodsCurrent knowledge of… CONTINUE READING
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