Thyroid physiology in pregnancy.

  title={Thyroid physiology in pregnancy.},
  author={Mariacarla Moleti and Francesco Trimarchi and Francesco Vermiglio},
  journal={Endocrine practice : official journal of the American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists},
  volume={20 6},
OBJECTIVE Various physiological changes occur in maternal thyroid economy during pregnancy. This review focuses on the events taking place during gestation that together strongly influence maternal thyroid function. METHODS Scientific reports on maternal thyroid physiology in pregnancy. RESULTS During the 1st trimester, human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) induces a transient increase in free thyroxine (FT4) levels, which is mirrored by a lowering of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH… CONTINUE READING