Posted: December 22nd, 2017
A client with hypothyroidism asks the nurse if she will still need to
take thyroid medication during the pregnancy. The nurse’s
response is based on the knowledge that:
❍ A. There is no need to take thyroid medication because
the fetus’s thyroid produces a thyroid-stimulating hormone.
❍ B. Regulation of thyroid medication is more difficult
because the thyroid gland increases in size during
❍ C. It is more difficult to maintain thyroid regulation during
pregnancy due to a slowing of metabolism.
❍ D. Fetal growth is arrested if thyroid medication is continued
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