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Hi,
I just came back from doctors and they sent me to check my thyroid levels as they think I might not be taking enough thyroid medication.
I am 19 weeks and have had terrible morning sickness so am worried that what medication I did take all this time has just come back up in morning sickness and having low thyroid levels how has this affected my baby???
Has anyone been in a situation like this before and their baby been fine????
hi i had low thyroid levels in both my pregnancies i was seeing a specialist to keep it under control you need to make sure you take your medication maybe try taking it at a different time of the day when your not feeling so sick its very important that you get your thyroid to the normal pregnancy levels for your baby hope all goes well
Low Thyroid Levels not Uncommon in Pregnancy. Hypothyroidism in pregnancy is usually caused by Hashimoto’s disease and occurs in three to five out of every 1,000 pregnancies. It could be also result from existing hypo-thyroidism that is inadequately treated or from prior destruction or removal of the thyroid as a treatment for hyper-thyroidism. You need to be checked thyroid function tests approximately every 6-8 weeks during pregnancy to ensure that the woman has normal thyroid function throughout pregnancy.
The real danger with hypothyroid is that if your TSH is not kept suppressed, there is a risk that the baby may be born with underactive thyroid too. But I am quite sure, with early intervention, both of you would be fine. I would push your GP to give you more information - it's worrying if you don't have the whole picture. Best wishes.
Hi, how are you feeling now? just to add in above post, I recently read that slight changes in thyroid function are quite normal during pregnancy, and for that doctor prescribe the medicine for you, but in some women pregnancy triggers serious thyroid disease.
Yes, if the condition is not controlled properly it can have serious health consequences for both mother and baby. So better to take medicine properly under doctor supervision and avoid further consequences. Iodine is an important mineral for maintaining a healthy thyroid. Choosing idoized table salt and prenatal vitamins containing iodine will ensure this requirement is met. Your doctor may prescribe you iodine supplement as well.Keep us updated.
Taking it a night before bed may be a good idea? I was sick with both of mine and just continued to have my levels checked. They will just tell you when you take more or less etc. You can only do what you can do, you are not keeping it down (even changing the time of day) then maybe they can help you with nausea meds? Good luck
During pregnancy, the thyroid gland must work harder to create even more T3 and T4. If left untreated, hypothyroidism can cause an increased risk of miscarriage, preterm birth, low birth weight babies and learning disabilities later in baby’s life. Levothyroxine medication is completely safe during pregnancy and can reduce the risk of complications. It’s important that you take your medication every day so that the hormones and symptoms don’t affect the baby. Frequently check your thyroid level during pregnancy. Take care of yourself
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