Hypothyroidism and pregnancy

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Helper bee

I am not preggio or trying to be. But when I was diagnose with low thryoid they told me to go every 6 wks to get my levels check. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@MrsFireChief:  My mom was during her pregnancy with my little sister.  Definitely discuss it with your OB/GYN ASAP.  My mom stayed on her meds but she had her TSH tested more often.  It really wasn’t a problem for her during the pregnancy though.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I don’t have a thryoid (was removed in 05) and I have my thyroid checked periodically through pregnancy… atleast once every trimester.

You’ll likely have it checked with your first prenatal labwork & if need be have your meds adjusted.

Here’s a quick reference of normal range in pregnancy

First Trimester: 0.24 – 2.99
Second Trimester: .46-2.95
Third Trimester: .43 – 2.78

I never had to increase my meds (100 mcg/day) and it really didn’t change much of anything in my pregnancy (had my first before my thyroidectomy & second after).

Just chat with your ob about it & be sure they keep it monitored. =)

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Every 4-6 weeks. Mine fluctuated a lot with pregnancy. And you will need to keep getting it checked often afterwards also until your hormones get back to normal. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MrsFireChief:  My GP checked my levels when we started TTC.  My levels were fine on my current dose of Synthroid but I’m assuming my OB will also want to check when I go in for my first round of bloodwork in 10 days! 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@MrsFireChief:  I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and papillary cancer this pregnancy (my c-section is Monday).  I get blood work done every four weeks.  My OB also mentioned in subsequent pregnancies I would need blood work done in the first trimester to establish raising/lowering my medication.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MrsFireChief:  You really should be under the care of an endocrinologist and see what they recommend. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I was diagnosed in Jan with the same and put on 0.075mg of Synthroid which I am still on. My midwife says she likes to test once per trimester unless my levels were really wacky (doesn’t sound like yours are, thankfully 🙂 . I had mine checked with my RE the first trimester, popped in aroubd week 16 for another check and am looking to likely do my last test sometime this month just to be sure the meds are doing their thing. I know it is very common, so try not to worry. I’d ask at your next appt what your doctors protocol is during pregnancy and how often they’d like to see you tested – everyone is different. 

For what it’s worth, my levels were around 6 before diagnosed, and at my 2nd tri test they were down to 0.4 which is well within the normal/good range.

Good luck and congratulations on your pregnancy!! 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@MrsFireChief:  I am not pregnant but I have the same condition and am on the same dosage as you and I have been STRESSING about if it will be more difficult to get pregnant and what I would do when and if I did get pregnant so THANK YOU for posting this! 🙂 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

At my initial bloodwork appt with my NP she said my levels were low and reccommended me to see an endocrinologist. I made an appt for a week later and was put on Triosyn. I take one tablet in the AM when I first wake up. The endocrinologist has me coming back for monthly check ups throughout my pregnancy.

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