Anyone here who had total thyroidectomy BEFORE pregnancy ? Or knows more about maternal and fetal thyroid hormone needs during pregnancy (especially during the first trimester)?
If yes, here are some questions I have:
1. Why are there different ranges for normal FT4 in pregnant and non-pregnant women? (I'm interested to know if the pregnancy ranges apply to levothyroxine-dependent women, too).
2. Does the fetus has priority on maternal T4 during the first trimester?
3. Is TSH's value important for maternal or fetal health? (I was in the scenario high TSH, normal FT4 during the first 2 months).
4. How does folic acid intake impact Euthyrox (levothyroxine) absorption if taken shortly (30-60min) after Euthyrox intake?
If you have an answer to any of my questions, I would be grateful for it. I was doing a lot of research lately on this topic, but couldn't find precise answers.