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Thyroxine is an important hormone for both you and your baby during pregnancy. It is secreted by the thyroid gland and if you have too much or too little of it in your body you must take several necessary steps.

Thyroxine helps you to increase your oxygen consumption so that you have enough for both you and your body. It is also an essential hormone, together with other pregnancy growth hormones, for your baby’s growth and development, especially her nervous system. Therefore, if your body produces too much or too little of it, your physician will prescribe certain medications for you condition in order to decrease your risk for birth defects associated with high and low levels of thyroxine.

In general, thyroxine should not interfere with your daily activities, unlike some of your other pregnancy hormones which cause several annoying pregnancy symptoms.

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