Pregnancy and childbirth are very exciting times, but they can also be very confusing as you are faced with a large amount of information relating to the health of you and your child. One condition mothers should be aware of is thyroid dysfunction/disease which, if not treated appropriately, can lead to serious consequences for both mother and child.

Read on for essential information on recognising and managing thyroid problems when planning a family, during pregnancy and after birth.

Did you know?

Iodine can commonly be found in sea fish, seafood, bread, cheese, cow’s milk, eggs, yoghurt and seaweed.2