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?
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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