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  1. Hello Dear,

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    Both thyroid and diabetes should be in good control throughout your pregnancy. Though Diabetes is harder to control but you should be strict with diet and drugs otherwise it can lead to multiple problems in pregnancy. Close monitoring and follow with your doctor is required. Read more on managing gestational diabetes http://medimetry.com/2015/08/23/manage-gestational-diabetes/

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  2. Hello Dear,

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    Thyroid hormone is critical to normal development of the baby’s brain and nervous system.  During the first trimester, the fetus depends on the mother’s supply of thyroid hormone, which comes through the placenta.  At around 12 weeks, the baby’s thyroid begins to function on its own. Thyroid conditions lead to increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes and complications. Pregnant mothers with thyroid issues were more likely to have preterm birth, labor inductions, birth interventions, and admission into the intensive care unit. Women with hypothyroidism (underactive glands) had higher rates of gestational diabetes and cesarean sections. In cases of hyperthyroidism (overactive glands), women were more likely to face pre-eclamnpsia and hypertension.

    Since the thyroid gland plays a central role in the regulation of metabolism, abnormal thyroid function can have a major impact on the control of diabetes. In addition, untreated thyroid disorder can increase the risk of certain diabetic complications and can aggravate many diabetes symptoms. Luckily, abnormal thyroid function can easily be diagnosed by simple blood tests, and effective treatment is available. For all of these reasons, periodic screening for thyroid disorder should be considered in pregnancy. So you have to be regular in taking your medicine as well as get thyroid and sugar testing as advised by your obstetrician.

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