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Hypothyroid Pregnancy Risks
Yes.: The mother needs both a free-t3 and TSH drawn early in pregnancy, followed up monthly measurements during the pregnacy. Most women have a significant increase in total T4 and t3, (liothyronine) due the hyperestrogenemia, which occurs with a secondary increase in thyroid binding globulin. Free thyroid levels will fall if a women is on thyroid, and may fall if reserve has been decreased by hashimoto's. ...Read more
Many women have no problems with pregnancy other than the normal discomforts. Others, however, experience more serious complications that need immediate attention. You may hear your situation referred to as "high risk," and that simply means that if you had certain medical conditions before you were pregnant or had a complication during your pregnancy, you and your baby will be monitored more closely. It is extremely important that you stay in close contact with your doctor and call immediately if you experience any warning signs. Early diagnosis of a problem is important for your health ...Read more
11weeks pregnant with controlled hypothyroidsm, thyroid levels are verynormal.Down syndrome scan due nextweek.Does being hypothyroid concerns downsyndrome.
Lmp 08feb.Blood test:2330 hcg.Any risk in pregnancy?Any other reason for hCG level other than pregnancy
Your doc should: Also do a Progesterone level to see if it is normal range for a preg greater than 10 is normal greater than 20 is good 5 or less is bad and they can do another bhcg as the bhcg should double in 3 days and when u are 6 1/2 -7 weeks gestation should be able to see a htbeat if u have a viable pregmnancy. ...Read more
Preg with 1st trimester TSH 2.3, taking 50mcg thyroxine with tpoab>1000 & tgab=80.3 what should I do to save my baby? Risks during pregnancy?
Pregnant with hypothyroism 3.4 before pregnancy using 50mcg eltroxin should I increase the dose..Am in 8 weeks of pregnancy?
Thyroid ; pregnancy: You will need your thyroid levels checked with blood tests during pregnancy. Some women need to increase the thyroid dose during pregnancy...Some do not. Taking too much or too little thyroid medication is not ideal, and can cause problems for your baby. Get checked. ...Read more
Are there any risks with taking progesterone pills (my OB prescribed) during first trimester? I'm 16dpo progesterone is 12.5. HCG is 80.
Many: Both over and under-active thyroid disease can cause increased risk during pregnancy, and thyroid output and requirements commonly change when you are pregnant. If possible, have your thyroid stabilized and normal before becoming pregnant, and have it checked frequently during the pregnancy. Discuss w/your doctors. ...Read more
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Possible: Generally, 25% of women get pregnant on the first attempt, 30% at the end of 3 attempts, 60% at the end of 6 attempts, 80% at the end of 9 attempts and 85% at the end of a year. The remaining 15%, by definition, are infertile and should consider seeing their gyn or a infertility specialist. Good luck. ...Read more
Positive pregnancy test 10 weeks after full term delivery: new pregnancy or residual pregnancy hormone from previous pregnancy?
How risky is attempting pregnancy at the age of 40, mild lupus, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome currently taking coumadin (warfarin)?
Risks: The risks as you describe them, are many, but they are not insurmountable. First, having a baby at 40 is more of a health hazard than having a baby at 20. This might be the biggest hurdle. Second, any chronic disease must be well controlled. Lupus should be quiet before attempting pregnancy. Third, any medications should be reviewed - you are likely aware that warfarin causes birth defects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Missed 3 periods,negatives pregnancy test.Hyperthyroidism not currently on medications. Can hyperthyroidism cause a false negative, or stop ovulation?
Hyperthyroidism ...: & hypothhyroidism, for that matter, can certainly affect ovulation. The thyroid really needs to function normally for healthy pregnancy & baby to result. I don't think there is anything specific about hyperthyroidism that would cause a false negative pregnancy test; typically an error in testing (imprecise following of directions) is to blame. Work with your doctor to optimize thyroid function. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not well studied: Chromium Picolinate use during pregnancy is not well studied. It is most likely safe if not taken in high doses. High doses can cause liver or kidney damage or certain blood disorders in mom. I would recommend against taking it unless your Ob recommends using it and at what dose. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes! Via Epigenetics: Epigenetic changes are changes to the child's dna while still a fetus. Tehse changes are induced by the maternal diet. Increasingly epigenetic changes are being implicated in a host of common diseases occuring in offspring. These changes in the babies dna that do not involve changing the dna sequence but rather modify gene expression in children. ...Read more
Yes!: Most risks are maneable. It is difficult to get pregnant if you have active disease. Most women are quite with disease activity, before they get pregnant. However, there is a frequent flare in the last trimester, whicch usually subsides after parturition. You need to be screen for antiphospholipid antibodies if you become pregnant. Your rheumatologist and ob/gyn doctors can work in tandem. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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