An estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease and up to 60 percent can be unaware of their condition. Women are five to eight times more likely than men to have thyroid problems. Due to the predominant nature in women, it will also affect approximately 10-15% during pregnancy. Understanding the role that thyroid dysfunction plays in pregnancy is critical due to the natural fluctuation of hormones and how they affect the mom and baby.
Please join us for a new webinar, “Understanding Thyroid Disorders in Pregnancy”.
- Understanding thyroid disease in pregnancy is a common clinical problem and can have significant effects on the thyroid gland with resulting changes in thyroid tests
- The need for trimester specific reference ranges for thyroid function tests
- Determining treatment of pregnant woman vs. non-pregnant woman for thyroid dysfunction
Dr. Monet Sayegh
M.D., MHSc, BS, MT(ASCP)SH, CLS
Dr. Monet Sayegh has over 30 years of experience in the fields of medicine, research, abdominal laparoscopic surgery, and clinical laboratory science. His background includes extensive research in immunology/allergy, hematology/oncology, endocrinology, special chemistry, HLA histocompatibility and maternal screen.