Hi everyone- just looking for some advice of things I can do to prepare for pregnancy. Ive had Hashimotos for 5+ years, up and down with health, but overall pretty good. Last year I think my thyroid finally 'blew' so to speak. (My thyroid went into hyper for 4 months last year then dropped further hypo- now I need double the medication than i used to).
I have read that often happens, and is a sign that your thyroid has finally stopped producing thyroid hormone, and your body is completely reliant on medication from then onwards.
So bearing this is mind, is there anything I can further do to prepare for pregnancy to give my baby the best health it can have?
My last blood test was good (TSH= .50 and T4= 22.3). I dont know my antibody reading as my doctor won't do it. I've been gluten free since diagnosis, and i currently take quite an array of supplements including iron, b vit complex, vit D, cod liver oil, selenium and probiotics.
I also have reduced my dairy intake and changed to a non-dairy milk, just the occasional cheese now. My husband has a family history of thyroid problems for the women in his family, and all the women in my entire family, including aunts cousins, grandparents etc all have hashimotos, so its pretty strong.
Im guessing thats enough to ensure our child will most likely suffer from the same disease. Is there anything I can do to reduce the likelihood? and am I a terrible person for wanting a child, knowing that they will most likely live a life with thyroid problems?