What Does Low BBT Mean?

What does it mean if my basal body temperatures (BBT) are lower than average? ... read more »

Thyroid Disease and Pregnancy

Thyroid disease needs to be carefully managed during pregnancy. The thyroid gland manufactures thyroid hormones, which regulate the rate at which your body carries on its necessary functions. ... read more »

One-Third Pregnant Americans Deficient in Iodine

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently issued a policy statement that indicates one-third of all pregnant and breastfeeding women in the United States aren’t getting enough of iodine. ... read more »

Follistim Contraindications

What are the contraindications to Follistim? ... read more »

Thyroid to Blame for Some Pregnancy Complications

Researchers now believe that the thyroid may be responsible for some major complications during pregnancy. The thyroid is not currently a part of the screening processes that take place in the first trimester, but that could possibly change in the very near future. ... read more »

Taking Thyroid Medication During Pregnancy

Women with hypothyroidism, or a diminished production of the thyroid hormone, need to continue their thyroid replacement medication even during pregnancy as it is essential to their health. ... read more »

Preventing Thyroid Disease During Pregnancy

Clinical researchers have shown that hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism and subclinical thyroid disorders have dangerous effects on pregnant women and the cerebral development of the fetus.   ... read more »

Hypothyroidism Risk in Newborns with Optic Nerve Hypoplasia

Researchers from the Vision Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles pulled medical records for 135 newborns from the optic nerve hypoplasia registry. Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels were tested in all subjects. ... read more »

Perchlorate: Common Chemicals and Pregnancy Safety

Perchlorate is a naturally occurring salt that is used to manufacture airbag inflation systems, fireworks, matches, and rocket fuel. Groundwater is the main source of perchlorate around the world. ... read more »

Postpartum Thyroiditis

The thyroid plays an important role in the development of the growing fetus. But proper thyroid hormone levels also help to minimize the chance of any thyroid complications after delivery. ... read more »

Hyperthyroidism, FSH and LH

Gonadotropin, also known as FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) and LH (luteinizing hormone), could be a cause of infertility in women with hyperthyroidism. ... read more »

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) During Pregnancy

The thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) level in blood is a gauge doctors use to determine thyroid health. ... read more »

Hypothyroidism, Low Thyroid, Infertility, and Pregnancy

Hypothyroidism could be a cause of infertility in women with irregular cycles. If women with hypothyroidism get pregnant there is an increased risk of miscarriage and problems in the baby. ... read more »


I am 12 weeks pregnant, can I continue to jog? ... read more »

How Long Should I BBT Chart Before Seeing a Doctor?

How long should I chart my BBT before seeing a doctor? ... read more »

Bacterial Vaginosis and Miscarriage

Can bacterial vaginosis (BV) cause a miscarriage? I was just reading that it can. I have had BV in the past and my fear is that I will have a miscarriage if I conceive and get BV. ... read more »

Lower Than Average Temperatures on BBT

Are lower than average basal body temperatures a problem? ... read more »

Thyroid Disorders Linked to Female Infertility

A recent study makes a strong case for including thyroid health in the nation’s universal screening protocols. ... read more »

Triiodothyronine - Free - FT3 (Serum) During Pregnancy

Free Triiodothyronine or FT3 is part of the thyroid panel of blood tests. This test is ordered alongside the TSH and T4 test if a patient is suspected of having an overactive thyroid or as a follow-up test when a patient's TSH and T4 tests return abnormal results. ... read more »

Secondhand Smoke and Prolactin Levels

Researchers at Montana Tech University knew there was a correlation between smoking, prolactin levels and thyroid stimulating hormone levels, but no real research had been completed on the effect of secondhand smoke on these hormones. ... read more »

Selenium (Plasma, Serum) During Pregnancy

Selenium is an antioxidant consumed naturally as a trace mineral found in food. Antioxidants are important for the control of free radicals in the human body. Selenium blood tests are often included as part of a complete blood count (CBC) test. ... read more »

Thyroxine - T4 (Serum) During Pregnancy

The total thyroxine test is typically ordered to measure thyroid function. Patients with symptoms of hyperactive or hypoactive thyroid may present with abnormal total thyroxine levels. Goiter and infertility testing may also include total thyroxine blood tests. ... read more »

Thyroxine-Binding Globulin (TBG) (Serum) During Pregnancy

Thyroxine-binding globulin (TGB) is a protein that aids in thyroid function. The protein transports hormones produced in the thyroid to all parts of the body. TGB levels will increase during a pregnancy, so elevated numbers may be an indication of pregnancy. ... read more »

Thyroxine Free During Pregnancy

Thyroxine blood tests are typically ordered to evaluate thyroid health. ... read more »

Thyroid Disorders and Pregnancy Outcome: Serum Testing and Risks

Researchers at the University of Crete report a possible link between thyroid dysfunction, autoantibodies, and pregnancy complications/outcomes. ... read more »

The Effects of Using Levothyroxine During Pregnancy

A study recently published in the journal Endocrine describes possible guidelines for maintaining healthy thyroid function in subclinical hypothyroid women. ... read more »

The Maternal and Fetal Effects of Iodine Supplements

The Thyroid Research Group in Cardiff, United Kingdom recently published a study in the European Journal of Endocrinology on the impact of iodine supplements on maternal and newborn health when iodine deficiency was diagnosed. ... read more »

Serum Albumin During Pregnancy

Albumin is a general term referring to water-soluble proteins found in blood. Serum albumin accounts for about 60% of plasma proteins found in human blood. ... read more »

Low Basal Body Temperatures (BBT)

What could low basal body temperatures (BBT) mean? ... read more »

Complementary and Alternative Therapies For Hypothyroid

People diagnosed with hypothyroidism need medical treatment, but nutrition and herbs can help support conventional treatment. ... read more »

Bleeding After Provera

What could be wrong if I am bleeding after Provera? You likely had what is known as 'withdrawal bleeding' after the progesterone challenge test. ... read more »