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So I am Amanda and I am almost 28. I am married to Aaron and he has a 9 year old and I have a 7 year old. We are currently TTC our 1st child together.
My story starts back in 2004/05 I got pregnant after 3 years of trying and had a very healthy normal pregnancy and birth. My daughters father and I decided to try again after my daughter turned one. It happened fast! I got pregnant only 3 months into trying. I started bleeding at 11 weeks, turns out I had lost the baby 3 weeks earlier. I was devastated of course and immediatly started trying again as soon as we got the "A-OK" It never happened for us and that marriage ended in 2009. That same year I met my husband and we married New Years Eve in 2011. We decided to start trying last October and when we married I was 4 weeks pregnant. I was elated that it only took 2 months. It was going to be different this time. I could feel it. There were no problems like my last miscarriage. Actually after a small bleeding incident, ultrasound found 2 little healthy babies!! I was 5 weeks at this news and they had heartbeats and all was fine... At my followup 5 days later, there was only 1 baby found, and I had another follow up 4 weeks later at 9 weeks. Again, 1 healthy baby, good strong heartbeat! So in all I had several pictures of a good strong healthy baby. At about almost 11 weeks, there was more bleeding. I of course rushed in to dr, got an ultrasound. This was a Friday. Dr called later that day with the results I was dreading, no heartbeat. I lost our baby.
I dont quite know how or why either happened, but the 2nd go round might have answered a few questions. When I had my D&C they noticed a large lump in my throat, turns out it was a goiter. I had several thyroid tests done, only to find out that I had a HUGE thyroid mass on the left side of my thyroid and had to have surgery to remove half of my thyroid.
Now we are current. My surgery was just over a week ago and here I am ready to see whats next. Supposedly half of my thyroid is enough to keep my body in check as it should. I want to try immediately, but I am tossed as to whether or not I should.. I will be making an appt with my OB/GYN soon to start talking with her about my options.
I dont know if my thyroid issues caused my 2nd miscarriage or not. I would like to think it played a part and now its fixed I want a healthy sticky baby
Sorry for the long drawn out story, but I hope that I can meet a few women that might have similar stories such as mine and have had success
Thanks for reading!
Last edited by amandahunt; May 21st, 2012 at 09:22 PM.
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Sorry for your losses. I know someone who kept having miscarriages and after extensive testing they found out she had thyroid disease. After getting on medication for her thyroid she was able to get pregnant and have a healthy baby. So this might be exactly what you needed to go on to have your rainbow baby. Hoping that your stay with us is nice and short and you will be on to one of the Due Date boards
Amanda, I am so sorry for your losses. I just lost twins about a month ago.
I also have a hypothyroid. I have read many articles that say thyroid issues can lead to problems during pregnancy. I developed thyroid issues after having my second daughter. I went on to have a third little girl. I would get my thyroid checked every 4-6 weeks to make sure my levels were ok. Sometimes during pregnancy, you need more medication.
Sending thoughts and prayers your way for a speedy recovery and that you will get your rainbow baby soon!
Hello & Welcome! I am very sorry for your losses. I have not had any experience with the thyroid issues (they claim mine is normal) But I wanted to tell you that I hope now that it's fixed you get a sticky BFP!
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welcome to the group Amanda - i am so sorry for your losses
Thyroid issues can impact both getting pregnant & staying pregnant b/c it's so critical to hormonal levels. I was diagnosed sub-clinical hypo (also b/c of swelling of my thyroid, but no mass) and I now take synthroid - but mine was diagnosed years before we started to TTC so unrelated to my losses.
I wish you the very best luck as you start to TTC again...make sure you have your thyroid levels checked now (if you haven't recently) and remind your OB to check monthly once you're pregnant too. With 2 losses you might also ask if they can monitor & check your natural progesterone level (around 5DPO) and prescribe a progesterone supplement if it looks like you're producing a less than optimal level on your own.
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I too have hypothyroidism. I never had problems with my thyroid with my other 3 pregnancies. Actually, my thyroid is perfectly normal for the entire 9 months..
I had hyperthyroidism until my first pregnancy. After the baby was born, I turned hypo.... I have been there for 11 years.
stay at home, homeschooling momma to Jacob(12), Alisha(10), Andrew (5)
Thank you everyone for the support and information. I was post partum hyper after the m/c-but they found the lump at that time too, the two had nothing in common as was first thought. Now they will check me for the first time post surgery to see how the remaining half of my thyroid is working in about 6 weeks post surgery. I am not preventing pregnancy right now as I want to leave it in fate's hand I guess you could say..but I have an OB appt set up as well..