Is getting pregnant harder with hashimotos and presence of ana antibodies?

Preg/autoimune dx. If Hasimotos check thyroid function. Hypothyroidism makes pregnancy/fetal life harder . If ANA + check for anti-phopholipid antibodies -it increases rate of miscarriage; some are on aspirin low dose through 34-36 weeks pregnancy. Check for anticardiolipin antibodies as well.F/U w/ rheumatologist -pregnancy expert . Dr Jill Buyon -NYU or Dr. Salmon -H of spec surg . www.lupus.org.

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I'm trying to conceive and have hashimotos disease. I've been on the Depo-Provera bc shot for two years and am on celaxa. What are my odds of getting pregnant?

Pregnancy. The best place to fully answer this question would be to see either an obstetrician or gynecologist. That said, do you already have children and how old are they? Even if it has been some time since your children were born that should not prevent you from having another child. Read more...

How are thyroglobin and tpo antibody tests related to hashimoto's disease and pregnancy?

Complex. Pregnancy will raise thyroglobulin values, necessitating an increase in total thyroid production. If hashimoto's is present, thyroid function must be assessed by free T3 (liothyronine) values and TSH during pregnancy to avoid low thyroid. Many women will develop a goiter during pregnancy, but this is physiologic. But it is imperative to constantly moniter thyroid function of the mother, or the fetus can be hurt. Read more...

I have hashimoto's thyroiditis. If thyroid hormone levels are normal, but antibodies are still high, is it safe to become pregnant?

Okay. Hashimoto thyroiditis by itself is not a contraindication for pregnancy. However, please establish care with a doctor who can monitor your and your prospective baby's health. Some doctors may wish you to take thyroid medication even if the hormones are in the normal range. Read more...