Lots of women don't realize how important healthy thyroid levels are for not only conceiving, but for a healthy pregnancy and beyond.
I just came across this really nice article that has a great summary of the basics, including which levels to have tested. Lots of doctors only test TSH which can sometimes lead to misdiagnosis and undetected thyroid problems.
The good news about having your thyroid checked is that most any doctor will order these tests, they are readily covered by most insurance plans and inexpensive. It's a good thing to check off your list in your fact finding journey towards a healthy pregnancy!
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