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Scared Senseless. Health problems/family history. Ok to ttc?

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June 4th, 2014, 12:23 PM
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>A little background: my biological mother and two older sisters all miscarried their first child. My oldest sister has miscarried several times including twins. In 10 years, she has been unable to carry to term. > I have endometriosis and scar tissue, am pre diabetic,and I have hypothyroidism. Also, I am under 30,but my partner is 40+.
>My previous physician told me that it is unnecessary to take medication for my thyroid because it's "only at 10" despite the fact I had gained more than 60 pounds in no time flat.
Today, I was told that in order for it to be safe for me to try to conceive, I have to have my levels under 2. My (new) physician was really upset whenever she found out I am taking no medications for my thyroid or sugar. She told me that levels as high as 10 could cause severe mental development issues such as mental retardation in my child. She also told me that my partner's age may affect our ability to conceive as well as the quality of his sperm.
>She seemed very concerned that I may not even be able to carry to term.
>I really want a child,but my s.o. is on the fence about it. He tells me he is ready,then takes 2 steps back. She said that we needed to decide for sure because I would have to set myself up with an obgyn before conception because I am high risk. Then, she prescribed me a refill for my birth control.
>I am so scared that I won't be able to have children. I am so scared that they won't be healthy. I am absolutely terrified that we're going to wait too long. I have nobody to talk to. Please, someone tell me it's going to be fine.
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June 5th, 2014, 02:57 PM
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Lot's of women with diabetes who are overweight and have thyroid issues have healthy pregnancies and babies all the time. What country are you in? I wonder why you need to see an ob first? That doesn't make sense to me. I am REALLY high risk and I always get pregnant and then go to an OB. Try to relax and to ease your mind, go see an OB and then get a new doctor.
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diabetes, endometriosis, hypothyroidism, partner over 40, scared

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