Let’s Talk Turkey

Monthly Archives: October 2011

Let’s Talk Turkey

Halloween is upon us and that means the rush to the Holiday Season is here. As soon as the costumes and candy corns clear the shelves this weekend, Christmas and Hanukkah will be in full force in the stores. If you have been a regular around the Reproductive Health Center, you know that being mindful about what you eat and reducing stress play a critical role in conception and a healthy pregnancy.  So, before you scream, cry and run for the closet, I want to help you cope with “the most ... Read More
October 24, 2011 By Holly Repr0du(ti0n in

Pregnancy loss and thyroid function

A 2010 article in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Metabolism (J Clin Endocrinol Metab 95:E44-E48, 2010) reminded us of how important  thyroid function is in a healthy pregnancy. The TSH and thyroid peroxidase antibodies are blood tests that we require patients to have prior to beginning fertility treatment and again with a positive pregnancy test. This study evaluated 4123 thyroid peroxidase antibody negative women  with TSH levels under 5.0 mIU/liter who were pregnant (women who were ... Read More
October 18, 2011 By Holly Repr0du(ti0n in