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Will HYPOTHYROIDISM cause COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT IMPAIRMENT in pregnancy?

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My wife is 11 weeks pregnant and was just diagnosed with hypothyroidism (TSH 2.9). I've read that the first trimester is the most critical for proper thyroid functioning. If she starts taking thyroid replacement hormones now, is this too late to avert cognitive development impairments, since it's nearly the end of the first trimester?

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As such, the cut off value for the TSH is 2.5, and hers is just marginally elevated.
There is absolutely no cause for concern.
Yes, ideally it is best to start taking the replacement therapy before planning a pregnancy, but even now, it is best to start them.
It is not too late to avert cognitive and developmental impairments, because the value is just negligibly abnormal.
Also, she should be taking folic acid tablets regularly.
All the best
Please feel free to discuss further.
Regards.


Dr. Aarti Vazirani
Category: Infertility Specialist
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Residency: Obstetrics & Gynecolog, BJMC,Civil hospital, Ahmedabad, 2008
Post Graduate: MS (Obstetrics & Gynecology), B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, 2008
Medical School: MBBS, B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, 2004
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