Pregnant With Hypothyroidism And Hypocalcemia
Thank you for the question.
Disorders of the thyroid gland there are many types, as well as the handling that must be done to overcome them. If this condition is treated with total removal of the thyroid gland, then afterwards, indeed the body can experience hypothyroidism and hypocalcemia (because the parathyroid gland behind it can also be elevated), so it is required to consume drugs for life to compensate for it.
The thyroxine hormone produced by the thyroid gland functions to ensure that the fetus in the womb grows normally and has a healthy brain. Meanwhile, adequate levels of calcium in the blood play a vital role in ensuring bones, joints, muscles, heart, and various other fetal organs to develop perfectly. Pregnant with hypothyroidism and hypocalcemia after undergoing surgical removal of the total thyroid gland, as long as it is handled properly, does not always have a negative effect on the fetus in your wife's womb. Indeed, fetuses with this maternal condition are far more at risk of death, or also experience health problems, such as low birth weight babies, congenital defects, death in the womb, born prematurely, musculoskeletal disorders, and so on. However, with the discipline of undergoing treatment and control according to doctor's advice, it seems that these risks can be prevented and recognized early on.
Therefore, it is good that you always accompany your wife to check herself regularly to the doctor or obstetrician.
I hope this helps.