I need some advice about pregnancy

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Hi everyone, I need some advice about pregnancy and TSH levels and would love to hear your thoughts. (Sorry about the length of this post!)
3 months ago I discovered I have Hashimoto’s. My TSH was 3.7 and TPO was around 400 (T3 and T4 were perfect). I immediately changed my diet and lifestyle (AIP, vitamins, more sleep, reduce stress etc). I was planing on trying to get pregnant and I was hoping that I will be able to reduce my TSH levels naturally (it should be lower than 2.5 when you get pregnant). For a while it looked like it was working and my TSH dropped to 2.7 after 2 months but on my last test it went back to 3.1. I understand my body probably needs more time to heal and it’s fine but I don’t want to keep waiting with this pregnancy.
On my last pregnancy (gave birth 15 months ago) my condition was probably the same but went undiagnosed (had 2.9 TSH just before I got pregnant but wasn’t aware of the 2.5 rule at the time and had 1.9 on the 8 weeks test which is normal so my doctor didn’t keep monitoring it). I had a normal, easy pregnancy and gave birth on week 40 to a healthy baby boy.
In my first pregnancy I got pregnant right away (first month trying) so now is probably a good time to start taking the thyroid hormone. I should probably add that I’m very specific with what I put in my body (especially now) and I don’t like taking meds. My question is: considering all the above, do you think I should start taking the hormone before I get pregnant or should I get pregnant first and then carefully monitor my levels throughout the pregnancy and start the hormone when it’s necessary?

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Talya 3 years 0 Answers 413 views 0

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  1. You need your thyroid stable before during and after pregnancy. My tsh was .01 throughout pregnancy and now it's just at 1. Your very lucky you didn't lose the pregnancy when it fluctuates too high while pregnant it also affects your progesterone levels

  2. I plan on starting to try as soon as my period returns to normal too I delivered at 38w3d

  3. Remember thyroid replacement isn't bad for you my dr doesn't consider it medication but a vitamin that our bodies NEED that it doesn't produce well. Just like any of the vitamins you may take that your body needs that it isn't getting enough of.
    You will need to get it into your system to help heal your body and its crucial for your babies development. They will continually raise it as the baby takes more to help him or her develop.

  4. Babies thyroid doesn't kick in until 12 weeks I think

  5. It would be advisable to get your thyroid levels optimized before trying to get pregnant again. An adequate amount of T4 is vital for the baby's development.

  6. My Dr. Was very concerned to adjust my tsh level during my both pregnancies and she doubled the dose to 200

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