Jana Kollerová, Juraj Payer
High prevalence of thyroid diseases mostly in female population is a well known phenomenon. Thyroid disease has a negative impact on conception, pregnancy and increases the risk of premature birth and labour complications. There is therefore a need for identifying thyroid disorders among women that are planning pregnancy or during initial stages of pregnancy. Early identification could not only prevent pregnancy complications but could also ensure normal fetus growth. Cooperation between obstetrics and endocrinology specialists in managing and treating thyroid disease in pregnancy is also currently required by the Slovak health care regulatory authorities.