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Thyroid disorders, including hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, are common endocrinologic disorders found in pregnancy and can lead to numerous problems in the mother and baby. In women, this may include infertility, miscarriage, pre-eclampsia, and postpartum thyroid disease. The infant may be affected with low birth weight, congestive heart failure, and mental retardation. In this webinar you will learn the common clinical presentations of thyroid disorders in pregnancy and the diagnosis of each.
What you will learn
- How and why thyroid function tests change during pregnancy
- The common clinical presentations of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism and the general laboratory diagnosis of each
- The laboratory diagnosis of transient gestational hyperthyroidism with Grave’s Disease and effects on both mother and neonate
Linda Rogers, PhD, DABCC
Independent Clinical Consultant
Board Certified Clinical Chemist
Orange County, CA