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Hypothyroidism and getting pregnant
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
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.

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