After my son was born in 2013 I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism, that very quickly turned under active. I was prescribed 50/75mcg thyroxine alternating daily, and my levels have been stable since.
I am now in the second trimester of pregnancy. At 4 weeks, my dose was upped to 75mcg daily And again my levels have been within a good range. When I saw my consultant last week my tsh was 1.38 and free t4 was 15.8. However I've now had two lots of antibody tests and in the doctor's words they showed "a very high level". It has now been suggested that I have Hashimotos. I am to undergo further tsh receptor antibody tests and I have been told these can transfer to baby, causing it to suffer thyroid disease.
I just want to know what this means for me and baby. I want the facts. Please don't water it down!!
How likely is it the antibodies will pass to my baby?
What does having hypothyroidism mean for Myself and baby while pregnant if my levels are stable and monitored?
What pregnancy complications could hashimotos bring on And how Likely is this?
Could my baby be born with hyper/hypothyroid or hashimotos and could this mean it suffers with respiratory and heart problems or developmental delay at birth,the same as if the condition was not treated?
Thanks in advance for your help