Not sure if I'm posting in the right area but here goes .. almost two weeks ago I had a missed miscarriage and I guess I'm just looking for answers...
I just came across some very interesting information and quite by accident ..
Turns out that a thyroid with a goiter along with antibodies that attack the thyroid along with an underactive thyroid (all symptoms I have) are the symptoms to something called Hashimoto’s disease. Turns out that this auto immune disease causes miscarriage and can cause birth defects if left untreated.
I’ve booked an appointment with my doctor but in the meantime has anyone ever been diagnosed with this? If so, how did you go about getting pregnant again? Did you have a specialist monitor your pregnany? Were you classed as high risk?
I’m not saying this was the cause of my miscarriage but imagine if it was and it could be totally avoided next time? I just know that it can’t be healthy to have a goiter and antibodies that attack my thyroid considering a growing baby needs thyroid hormone up until the 12 week mark for brain, kidney and liver growth.
I'm hoping someone out there has an experience to share ..
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12-03-2012 14:33 #1
Hashimoto's Disease and getting pregnant again
12-03-2012 14:39 #2
I was diagnosed hypothyroidic with Hashimoto's disease about 13 years ago now. All my children have taken different lengths of time TTC. One year, two months, 14 months and now just gone two years. In the last two years I've had two early MCs and a 9wk MMC. Last bub was perfect but they suspect a blood clotting issue.
I've read it can definitely cause issues when untreated but my levels have been pretty stable since diagnosis. As a precaution though my FS has upped my oroxine dosage after my last MC but he said that was just to err on the side of caution.
I wish you all the best with your journey, I hope it's a short one for you.
12-03-2012 16:09 #3Senior Member
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Sorry to hear about your mc
I don't have any useful info for you but am subscribing as I'm getting my thyroid check for possible hypothyroidism at the moment.
What I do know if that the thyroid hormones are involved in many many processes in the body so even if not directly responsibly for a mc, i imagine hashimotos may contribute.
Good luck, hope you get some answers.
12-03-2012 16:24 #4
I had hashimoto's for 20 years now. Well let just hubby just has to look at me and I am pregnant (9pg's). I have miscarriages due to it too.
Yes they do monitor more carefully due to it. At some public hospitals you will be seen at a high risk clinic along with those that have diabetes. All that means is you see the ob and endocrinologist at your appointment. Please make sure even after your pregnancy you get it check regularly.
13-03-2012 08:41 #5
Thanks so much for your replies!
Turns out I have a deficiency in Vitamin D also as some bloods just revealed. I was suffering from bacterial vaginosis before and during my pregnancy and have just found out that a deficiency in Vitamin D is the culprit of recurring BV infections which can then in turn cause miscarriage so there you have it. Pretty sad that you have to be your own doctor
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