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Q&A: I may have a thyroid condition; what should I do before TTC?

I think I may have a thyroid condition; is there anything I need to do before TTC?

Re: I think I may have a thyroid condition; is there anything I need to do before TTC?

The Bump Expert

Your first step: Don't ignore the problem. If you do have the disease and leave it untreated, you and baby face a variety of risks and complications, including mental problems for baby, heart failure for you, and preterm birth. But the good news is, as long as the disease is properly treated, women with thyroid disease can have healthy babies. Thyroid tests aren't a common part of prenatal diagnoses, so make sure to ask your doctor for a test if you have any symptoms of hyper or hypothyroidism. Many thyroid meds are fine for you and baby, but some (like radioactive iodine) are actually harmful for baby and should be avoided. Your doc will be able to steer you in the right direction in terms of the best treatment for you and help monitor your levels of thyroid hormone throughout your pregnancy; so speak to your doctor ASAP about getting diagnosed and what your options are.

Colleen Canney

Q&A: I may have a thyroid condition; what should I do before TTC?

Has anyone developed a thyroid problem after becoming pregnant?

AK2008 |

Q&A: I may have a thyroid condition; what should I do before TTC?

yes, the put me on synthroid

courtneyfusz |

Q&A: I may have a thyroid condition; what should I do before TTC?

Before I was pregnant I was on levothyroid for my under active thyroid, now that I am pregant they have switched me to synthroid.

cassidykw |

Q&A: I may have a thyroid condition; what should I do before TTC?

I was diagnosed with hypo-thyroid in February, and I am 13 weeks pregnant today. So if you get it diagnosed soon, your thyroid should not affect your ability to conceive. However, make sure if you do have one, keep it monitored by your doctor. My levels are all over the place. One visit they were low (over-working) and this last visit they were way high (under-working). My Dr. doubled my dosage. I go every 4 weeks to have my thyroid checked.

kristy0705 |

Q&A: I may have a thyroid condition; what should I do before TTC?

I'm 15 weeks, and at my first blood test they discovered that I have hypothyroidism. Apparently, for some women, thyroid problems come and go with pregnancy... hopefully mine goes away, when the baby pops out. The biggest risk that I've been made aware of, is it comes with an increased chance of miscarriage. Seeing as I've had two in the past, I wonder if that's what happened, and I just wasn't tested for thyroid problems the first two pregnancies. Hopefully, this one goes better.

meg.dont.fall |

Q&A: I may have a thyroid condition; what should I do before TTC?

make sure your levels are good enough for pregnancy. I have hypothyroidism which envolved in the disease hashimotos im stuck with it for life and forever on snythroid which I feel sooo much better on. I was on levothyroxin which never helped its better to be on the brand name meds for a condition like this. Im 16 weeks pregnant and my levels are under control. Most important make sure your levels are in control and you wont have a problem :)

1blessedmommy2b |

Q&A: I may have a thyroid condition; what should I do before TTC?

I have had a thyroid problem for many years and my husband and I had no problem conceiving. I got to the doctor every 3 months to check my levels.

nilu129 |

Q&A: I may have a thyroid condition; what should I do before TTC?

When it comes to having hypothyroidism you must make sure that your levels are not too low or you will miscarriage. If you are slightly overmedicated this is better than being under medicated. As my doctor put it, if your levels are too low your worst case scenario is miscarriage if your levels are high your worst case scenario is mild heart palpitations. Also for those with Hashimotos you are not "stuck with this for life" you are better off as Hashimoto's can be fixed. You need to educate yourself and read the book "hope for Hashimotos" . Most doctors have no clue how to treat hypothyroidism so made sure you are doing your research and educating yourself.

ALBH82 |