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June 3rd, 2014, 09:17 PM
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Looking for some info and reassurance I guess...

I am 32 year old mum to 5 beautiful kids 11,7,5,2,2.
I have just found out that I am again pregnant, not planned .


A year ago I was diagnosed with auto-immune Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism.
I am a little concerned with the risks involved from what I have read there is little risk to me but more risk to the baby, including congenital hypothyroidism.
I have been to doctors today who told me that my thyroid levels are concerning her and I now have to increase the thyroxin that I am taking. Also my iron stores are depleted, so as you can imagine I am like the walking dead soooo tired.
The more I read on the internet the more I am freaking myself out, so I am wondering if there is anyone that has had hypothyroidism during their pregnancy and whether they can shed some light on the topic.
Thanks in advance
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June 4th, 2014, 09:56 AM
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I have hypothyroidism. I've had it for probably 20 years now. I am currently pregnant with my 4th baby. It has never been a problem. They check my thyroid levels periodically throughout my pregnancies but it has never been a problem and I've never needed my dose adjusted.


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July 9th, 2014, 09:14 PM
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I am a also one who had Hashimoto's and I also work for an Endocrinologist.

Hypothyroid is not something that alone is considered high risk in pregnancy is managed. As long as you are having your levels monitored anywhere from ev 1 to each trimester and having your medication adjusted it is of no big deal.
The time it is of high risk is when it is untreated or undiagnosed.

Risk to the baby again is not a concern as long as it is being managed and treated accordingly.
As such with anything, the baby will have an increased risk of developing hypothyroidism sometime in life but it is not a concern.

In my case, both my parents have thyroid disorders, my mom Hashimoto's and my dad hypothyroid, along with numerous relatives with thyroid problems so I was just about guaranteed to have some kind of issue. My daughter's pediatrician said due to such a strong family history if we start to see any symptoms in her then we will do blood work to check it but other than that there is nothing to do or worry about.

Sorry so much info I hope this helps ease your mind.
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