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EDCs May Have Role in Hormonal Shifts in Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression

Pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum are periods of dramatic hormonal and physiologic changes that heighten susceptibility to environmental chemicals, including endocrine disrupting chemicals. This study examines whether endocrine disrupting chemicals can influence hormonal shifts during pregnancy as well as contribute to postpartum depression.

Thyroid Imbalance May be Associated With Failed Pregnancies

Thyrotropin regulates the production of thyroid hormones and their levels during gestation can have a significant effect on pregnancy outcomes. In this featured study from JAMA Network Open, researchers show how low and high maternal thyrotropin levels can increase the risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes.