Unlike congential hypothyroidism, where adverse neonatal events are related to primary thyroidal failure in the fetus, we will explore the role maternal hypothyroidism on fetal development. Epidemiologic studies have reported that even mild degress of hypothyroidism in pregnant women are related to adverse fetal outcomes. We will discuss the role of screening women for hypothryoidism, and the managemnt of women with abnormal thyroid profiles.Objectives
- Fetal dependence on maternal thyroidal function.
- Review the adverse fetal outcomes of mild maternal hypothyroidism
- Management of thyroid abnormalities among pregnant women