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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 56-59

Pre-conception counseling: A thyroidology perspective

1 Department of Gynaecology, Bharti Hospital and BRIDE, Karnal, Haryana, India
2 Department of Gynaecology, Gajara Raja Medical College, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India
3 Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Hospital and BRIDE, Karnal, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Sanjay Kalra
Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Hospital & BRIDE, Karnal, Haryana
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0973-0354.110580

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Pre-conception counseling (PCC), an integral part of obstetric care, is essential for appropriate diagnosis and management of various endocrine and non-endocrine diseases. The concept of PCC has not been adequately highlighted in thyroidology so far. This is surprising, as thyroid disorders are a common medical comorbidity in pregnancy and can potentially harm both maternal and fetal health. This article lays down a framework which can be followed by both obstetricians and endocrinologists while counseling patients planning pregnancy.

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