Hi. I am currently 28 weeks pregnant. After the birth of son I developed post partum thyroiditis that after 7 months this changed to Hypothyroidism. And due to my nan and sisters having g Hashimotos it's suggested that I do aswell.
I have taken Thyroxine since then. (Currently 75mcg daily since 15 weeks of this current pregnancy, my second).
I am under the care of the endocrine clinic at Addenbrookes. I saw the consultant at around 15 weeks and had blood tests with the following results and diagnosis:
"Anti-TPO 3125, TRAB negative; TSH 1.3, FT4 15.8 .... the patient has a strongly positive anti-TPO test and family history of Hashimotos thyroiditis. Accordingly it is quite likely that the hypothyroidism is permanent.
She is now on optimal thyroxine replacement during her second pregnancy. An anti-TSH receptor antibody test is negative currently and if it stays that way when repeated at 28 weeks,the chances of foetal or neonatal thyroid problems are negligible."
Has anyone had a similar experience or have knowledge of this test and child screening?
What is the likelihood that this test could be positive and my child develop either thyroid condition?
How will I be monitored or my anti/neo natal care differ if this is found to be the case,and the blood tests are positive?
The midwife had been trying to convince me to have a home birth due to my first labour being under 2 hours. Will this still be possible or will I have to give birth in hospital?
How/will my child be screened for either thyroid conditions at birth? Is this possible with a home birth??
My blood tests are on Monday, I don't see the midwife until 7h August (due to this being my second pregnancy, the appointments are few and far between) I then see the thyroid consultant for the results on 10th August but will be dying with stress until then.
Thanks in advance x