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SHOULD I WAIT TO TRY TO CONCEIVE?
I have a TSH of 10.13 (normal is 1-5 TSH). This means I have a low functioning Thyroid. I want to conceive and have been trying for 5 to 6 months. My T3 and T4 levels are normal.
My nurse midwife says to wait to ttc until my Thyroid is normal. I'm taking half a grain of Armour Thyroid.
Do you agree with her? Should I wait until my Thyroid is normal?
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It might be safer for both you and baby to wait until the levels are clear or your Dr. gives the go ahead.  Best of luck to you!
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I am by no means an expert on this topic.  However, I can tell you that after my 2 mc in 2006, my doctor tested everything, including my thyroid.  I don't know details about the Thyroid and how it affects your body, and/or whether or not it can increase your chance of miscarriage, but I do think that you should listen to your midwife.  As someone who has gone through the pain of 2 mc, I would think she is trying to protect you from any complications that could possibly lead to that.  Believe me, a healthy pregnancy is worth the wait!  I know it is hard, but I think you will be better off if you wait until your body is ready!  Best of luck to you!
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I too had the thyroid testing done after my M/C and the doctor simply explained that the thyroid malfunctioning could be one cause of miscarriage. If i were you I would wait till things were normal.
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Thank you for your comments. I just pray that the natural thyroid works quickly.
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