Iodine Supplements Before, During, and After Pregnancy

Iodine Supplements Before, During, and After Pregnancy

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What is the evidence that all pregnant women should follow the American Thyroid Association’s recommendation to take a daily iodine supplement?

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This may be especially important for women eating plant-based: Pregnant Vegans at Risk for Iodine Deficiency (

Not to say sea vegetables aren’t good for you in their own right. See Which Seaweed is Most Protective Against Breast Cancer? (

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• Bacon, Eggs, and Gestational Diabetes During Pregnancy (
• How Long to Detox From Fish Before Pregnancy? (
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• Natural Treatments for Morning Sickness (

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