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Flashcards in Pregnancy Deck (13):
1

What are the 3 key events in the ovarian cycle.

follicular growth
ovulation
luteal function

2

What hormone is involved in follicular growth?

oestradiol

3

What hormone is involved in luteal function?

progesterone

4

What drug is given for MODY?

glibenclamide

5

Do hypo and hyperthyroidism cause anovulatory cycles?

yes

6

What is important for neonatal developemt in thyroid disease?

maternal thyroxine

7

Is there an increased demand on the thyroid during pregnancy?

yes

8

What happens to plasma protein binding during pregnancy?

increases

9

When should thyroxine dose be increased for a hypothyroid patient in pregnancy?

as soon as they know they are preg

10

What are the risks of untreated hypothyroidism in preg?

increased abortion, preeclampsia, abruption, postpartum, haemorrhage, preterm labour

11

What can hyperthyroidism cause?

infertility, spontaneous miscarriage, stillbirth, thyroid crisis in labour

12

What is hyperthyroid management in preg?

wait and see
b blockers in early preg
low dose anti thyroid drugs (propylthiouracil 1st trimester, carbimazole 2/3rd trimester)

13

How much should a woman in early pregnancy increase her thyroxine dose when she finds out she is preggerz?

50% by 20 weeks