Thyroid and pregnancy-Why it matters with Dr Elizabath Pearce from Boston Univesity

There are dangers associated with hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism during pregnancy.

In this episode (interview), topics include:

• Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism during pregnancy
• Pregnant and without a thyroid
• Avoiding T3 during pregnancy, including concerns with desiccated thyroid
• If being treated for hypothyroidism already, the importance of upping dose while pregnant
• Pregnant with auto-immunity
• Pregnant with Graves’ disease

Dr. Pearce received her undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard and a masters’ degree in epidemiology from the Boston University School of Public Health. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and her fellowship in endocrinology at the Boston University Medical Center. She is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine.