(Closed) How to be Body ready for a Baby?

posted 9 years ago in TTC
Post # 4
1766 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

One thing you could do, if you aren’t already, is to start taking prenatal vitamins.

The thyroid issue could affect your TTC and pregnancy chances.  Definitely make an appointment with your PCP or OBGyn and bring up the health issues you have in the context of TTC. Your doctor might want to review any medication you are taking.

Try to eat right, exercise, and generally live as healthy as you can.

I don’t know if your FI’s accident could have had any impact on his fertility. He could maybe get his sperm count and motility checked?

Post # 5
2898 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

In general, taking pre-natal vitamins and visiting a dentist to make sure you don’t have gum disease are good things! Have you talked to the doctor who treats you for your thyroid condition about TTC? 

Post # 6
1561 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ll echo a PP and say that you should talk to your endocrinologist about your thyroid condition. I have Graves’ Disease in remission (opposite of you in that my thyroid overfunctions) and I know that this can cause fertility issues. I once had amenorrhea for six months while my Graves’ was untreated. Maybe Hashimoto’s doesn’t cause that but I think it’s always a good idea to talk to a professional about it. I asked my endocrinologist about TTC a couple months ago and he assured me that if my levels are under control then I should be fine but I should be monitored after we conceive so that we can ensure that the Graves’ doesn’t come back. He gave me an open ended blood draw order so that when I find out I’m pregnant, I can get my levels checked right away.

Post # 7
633 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have subclinical hypothyroidism and take 75 mcg of Synthyroid per day. I talked to my endo about TTC and he said to just keep taking my meds as usual (Synthyroid is safe to take during pregnancy and actually must be taken because thyroid hormone is critical to the baby). My Endo just said to call him as soon as I have a positive pregnancy test and they will check my levels to see if my dosage needs increased (as you go through your pregnancy, many women often need a higher dosage). They will probably check levels once a month or so throughout preg to make sure all is ok. Good luck ttc!

Post # 8
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would read Taking Charge of Your Fertility, and start charting your cycles. That way you can make sure you are ovulating, identify possible problems sooner, and make sure you’re having sex at the right time of the month.

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