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Women’s and Children’s Health Update: Iodine supplementation for pregnant women

Women’s and Children’s Health Update: Iodine supplementation for pregnant women

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In this episode:

 

– The critical importance of maintaining adequate iodine levels during pregnancy
– The implications of low iodine levels for the fetus
– Iodine intake, both dietary and supplementary
– The importance of assessing the thyroid function of ‘at risk’ women prior to pregnancy

 

 

 

Host: Dr Terri Foran, Sexual Health Physician; Conjoint Senior Lecturer, School of Women’s and Children’s Health, UNSW

 

Total time: 32 mins

 

Guest: Prof Creswell Eastman, Clinical Professor of Medicine

 

Recommended resources:
Iodine Global Network
Australian Thyroid Foundation
Australian Centre for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders
Thyroid Disease Manager ( Chapter 31)
Poor adherence to folic acid and iodine supplement recommendations in pregnancy PDF

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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