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    Old 11-01-2008, 05:16 PM   #1
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    Question hashimoto's and being pregnant?

    I had my tubes tied in 2003 but have had 2 confirmed miscarriages since 2005and when one doctor said that I had hashi's we had discussed my background with the miscarriages and she said that trying to have another baby now could be fatal to both me and the baby. Is this true? I am very concerned because I am now 12 days late and my regular doctor did serum pregnancy test in his office Thursday but I won't know results till Tuesday. My husband and I have 3 beautiful daughters but would love to have one more and I am worrid that I am gonna be told that I will need to get an abortion and that is something we do not believe in. Can someone please help? Is it true that having hashi's and trying to carry a baby to full term fatal?

     
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    Old 11-01-2008, 06:16 PM   #2
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    Re: hashimoto's and being pregnant?

    You need to see an MFM. Pregnancy with Hashimoto's puts you and the child at high risk, but it is possible to have a child. You have to be closely monitored with medication to proactive suppress the Hashimoto's and fight periods of hypothyroidism. You also will need to get your antibody levels as low as possible. It is the antibodies of Hashimoto's that can cross the placenta and attack the thyroid of a developing fetus. This attack can cause developmental issues that occasionally result in a miscarriage.

    Pregnancy with thyroid issues ia more difficult and complex, but it is not a guaranteed death sentence.

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    Old 11-01-2008, 07:02 PM   #3
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    Re: hashimoto's and being pregnant?

    Thank you! That puts me a lot more at ease of course it will be alot better when I get the test back and know for sure if I am pregnant or not but thank you so much.

     
    Old 11-01-2008, 08:34 PM   #4
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    Re: hashimoto's and being pregnant?

    Here's a little food for thought:
    In the US, the most common cause of hypothyroidism is the autoimmune disorder, Hashimoto's disease. The statistics show that 3.5 women out of every 1000 will be diagnosed during a year's time.

    It's estimated that there are 13 million hypothyroid Americans yet to be diagnosed. (Many of them never will be diagnosed.)

    The ratio of female to male Hashi's victims is 20 to 1. Presumably, many of them have been or will become pregnant. If having Hashi's put women and babies at such great risk of death, they would be dropping like flies in maternity wards all over the country. And that ain't hapnin', as far as I can see.

    I don't know where your MD got her information. I've never heard that "fact" in all my years of reading about what Hashi's can do. It is true that the TPO antibodies increase the risk of miscarriage and preterm delivery, but I have never read anything that says the risk of infant and maternal death is high. Is it possible that you misunderstood the risk is connected to the Hashi's? Perhaps she was talking about something else, and you misconstrued the Hashi's to be the concern... ?

     
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    Old 11-02-2008, 06:49 AM   #5
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    Re: hashimoto's and being pregnant?

    I agree with mg, if you want to have another child, see a reproductive endocronologist, or a high risk pregnancy specialist, they can make sure your levels are good for pregnancy----I don't believe "death" of the mother would happen with hashis......not in this day and age.....

    I also agree with Midwest, that the doctor is either wrong, or was referring to a different health issue of yours.

    See an expert! Good luck!

     
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