Check out this post at Perfect Health Diet on Thyroid health and breech rates. We have also heard that low thyroid is associated with posterior babies.
Optimal TSH levels are not what the current tests indicate. This is obvious to anyone struggling with thyroid symptoms who is told their levels are normal. Read the fine print about the test…

But it may be worth the test anyway…
and don’t forget Vitamin D levels.
For women without insurance… dietary enhancement can be inexpensive.

And you and your baby are worth it.

Any way, I’d started asking women to eat seaweed in pregnancy. What’s your favorite way to enhance thyroid function in pregnancy?

  1. Perfect Health Diet » Thyroid

    Now, a Dutch study shows that the likelihood of breech birth rises monotonically with the mother’s TSH levels at gestational week 36. …The Dutch study found that:

  • Pregnant women with a TSH of 0.5 or less had NO breech births at all, and those between 0.51 and 0.71 had only a 1% chance of a breech birth.
  • Pregnant women with a TSH between 0.71 and 2.49 had about a 5% chance of breech birth.
  • Pregnant women with TSH of 2.50 to 2.89 had an 11% chance of breech birth, while those with TSH above 2.89 had a 14% chance of breech birth.
  1. Perinatal Outcome of Children Born to Mothers with Thyroid

    by T Mannisto2009
    Thyroid autoantibodies are also associated with an increased rate of LGA infants. thyroxin during early gestation: a risk factor of breech presentation?
  2. Werner & Ingbar’s the thyroid: a fundamental and clinical text

    Sidney C. Werner, Sidney H. Ingbar, Lewis E. Braverman – 2005
    Patients with idiopathic hypopituitarism may have a history of breech delivery or birth by vacuum extraction. The rate of progression and the degree of
  3. High TSH levels increased risk for breech delivery

    Jul 23, 2010 Women with thyroid stimulating hormone levels greater than 2.5 mIU/L during the end of pregnancy appear to be at increased risk for breech
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