Episode #189: Navigating Hypothyroidism During Preconception and Pregnancy with Dr. Aviva Romm

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Dr. Aviva Romm, MD shares why optimizing your thyroid health is so important before conception and during pregnancy. In this two-part episode, Dr. Romm explains what lab tests you should do prior to conceiving and during pregnancy. You’ll learn why your provider might push back on testing and how to advocate for yourself. She also offers realistic tips to support your thyroid and adrenal glands while trying to conceive and pregnant, and what moms need to know (but are often not told) when it comes to navigating hypothyroidism while trying to conceive and during pregnancy. Dr. Aviva will be back next week to share strategies to navigate thyroid health during postpartum on Part 2 of this interview!

Topics Discussed:

  • Important lab tests to get done before conceiving
  • Why some providers push back on testing
  • Why TSH isn’t as accurate in the first trimester
  • How long to wait to safely conceive again after loss
  • What happens to our thyroid during pregnancy
  • How frequently should the thyroid be tested
  • Helpful supplements that are safe during pregnancy
  • Strategies to support sleep during pregnancy

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