Thyroid Hormone Therapy Brings Benefits and Potential Risks for Pregnant Women.

The usual protocol for pregnant women with an underactive thyroid is to treat the condition with synthetic thyroid hormone therapy. Treating an underactive thyroid during pregnancy with hormone treatment can lower the risks of pregnancy complications such as pregnancy loss, placental abruption, premature rupture of membranes, and neonatal death. But is the treatment itself creating its own set of risks? …