Hypothyroidism is just among the common health problems that pregnant women may suffer from. It is an endocrine disorder which happens when the thyroid gland produces insufficient amount of thyroid hormones. Once there is an insufficient supply of thyroid hormones, certain body hormones also drop gradually, resulting to hypothyroidism.
According to studies, more than four percent of pregnant women were diagnosed with hypothyroidism. However, there are still women who were undiagnosed because they were just thinking that the signs and symptoms they are experiencing are just normal for pregnancy.
There are women who are already aware of their thyroid problems prior to being pregnant. However, there are also some who have just developed their thyroid problems during the course of their pregnancy. Either way, it is important that thyroid problems be treated during pregnancy not only for the benefit of the mother but most especially for the safety of the unborn baby as well.