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Hypothyroidism and struggling to conceive baby number 2

Good Morning all

Joined health unlocked a while ago know for the thyroid uk page, first time on BPA.

Already have an amazing 2 and a half year old son, was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in August 2013, as we couldn't conceive, Aug 2014 he was here safe and happy

Since then my levo intake has gone up from 25mcg to 125mcg, and recently lowered back to 100mcg.

Now what I am looking for advice on is i've read dozens of articles with a link between hypo and miscarriage, I have suffered 2 miscarriages in the last 11 months, one at 8 weeks and the other unbeknown to us died at 5 weeks and we started to miscarry at 8 weeks.

Has anyone had the same problems as us and how did you go about it, I genuinely believe that my hypo is causing the foetus deaths and I cannot go through another loss.

Thank you all in advance

1 Reply

Hiya, I don't know if you'll see this but, I'm currently 11 weeks pregnant with my 3rd baby and also have hypothyroidism. This is my 8th pregnancy, however I only have 2 live children. I have miscarried twice in the past year and was told it was nothing to do with being hypothyroid, however I have been placed under the care of an endocrinologist consultant and he has explained that my TSH level should be 2.5 or below and mine is 6.8 and has been this high for a year or so according to previous blood results. This is far too high and can cause miscarriage and well as lots of other severe abnormalities etc.

My g.p has been telling me that this is normal and my m/c had nothing to do with being hypothyroid!!!

Please ask for your TSH levels and also ask to be referred to an endocrinologist.

Best of luck x


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