Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Includes Expert Content
    Hypothyroidism and getting pregnant
    avatar
    hugger0418 posted:
    I am 30 yrs old I have been tryingto have a baby for the last 6 years I have one miscarriage in the first trimester and two in the second. The first miscarriage was in 2006 at 19 weeks, we kept trying and nothing happened. I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism in 2010 and had to my thyroid destroyed because my body was attacking it. soon after I started my synthroid I got pregnant but had a miscarriage the same day I went to take the pregnancy test. They said it was too soon and my body hadden adjusted to the meds yet. I got pregnant again in 2011 and had another miscarriage at 16 weeks and was diagnosed with an incompotent cervix and was told I would needa cerclage. I have been trying to get pregnant since then, I have timed my ovulation, used ovulation sticks, did the temperature thing and etc. Every time I go to the doctor they tell me I dont need fertilization help because I got pregnant three times before. I understand that but I didnt think it shouldnt be years between pregnancies is we using tools that are suppose to help you concieve. If we try when the ovulation kits says i am ovulating why isnt it happening I just dont know what to do. I am startingto feel like my second job is to start a family lol!! so if any one suggestion that may help please let me know
    Reply
     
    avatar
    Joel Bernstien, MD responded:
    Im sorry you have had to suffer through those 2 late miscarriages. That is a very tough thing to go through once... let along twice.

    The answer(s) to your concerns are probably a bit more complex that we can answer here on WebMD. You have a unique situation with multiple variables in play.

    I would recommend letting your OBGYN refer you to at least speak with a reproductive endocrinologist (infertility specialist). This person could hear your entire history and timeline of events and then give your his/her input.

    If all is perfect with the sperm/egg/ovulation/etc, humans only conceive at a rate of about 15% per cycle. So keep your head up and keep trying. And don't make it a job, try to make it fun.


    Helpful Tips

    New Committee Opinion on Female Fertility TestingExpert
    New Guidelines on Fertility Testing! American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) released a Committee Opinion on evaluation of the ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    9 of 9 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

    For more information, visit the Duke Fertility Center