Originally Posted by MaryK81
My latest TSH was 1.28 and my free T4 was 1.2 which the Dr. seemed happy with. I am getting follow-up blood work every 6 weeks to make sure these levels are maintained. Are there things I should be aware of with having Hashimotos and being pregnant? Are there any special precautions I should be taking?
I've had two pregnancies with autoimmune hypothyroidism and now have two beautiful children
. I'd say the most important thing is to maintain a high enough level of FT4, the foetus relies on your T4.
The other thing is that your antibodies can be passed onto your baby so your paediatrician needs to keep an eye out for the baby once it is born.
For me, I'd say the most important thing was that during pregnancy the immune system is depressed so thyroid symptoms were less, but then post-partum the immune system kicks back and I had a massive attack about 4-6 months after the baby was born and had to double my thyroxine dose.
I wish you well, and a happy and healthy pregnancy.