Why is iodine important during pregnancy?

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First answer by Yulia Crowder.
Iodine is very essential during pregnancy as it helps in foetal brain development. Insufficient iodine levels in the mother can cause irreversible mental retardation and brain damage in the baby as insufficient thyroid hormone is produced. It can also lead to spoaneous abortions and still birth. Iodine cannot be created within the body and needs to be a compulsory part of every mother's diet.

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