Anyone know what the effects of low thyroid levels can be during pregnancy? I'm scared to google it! One of the g.p.s called me to give me the results of my blood tests that I had done for suspected oc. He didn't really explain what it means and even after I mentioned I'm pregnant (if he bothered looking at his notes he would've known already!) he didn't really say much apart from that I'll need to be tested again in a month. I've booked an apt already with a g.p. Who actually reassures me and explains everything properly but that isn't until tues. Grrrrr...
helloo... when did you get told you have low thyroid levels??? having low thyroid levels during the first trimester isnt good.. as the baby relys on your thyroid gland.. but when baby is around 11-12 weeks, they start to develop their own thyroid..
having low thyroid levels on first trimester can cause the baby to have low IQ and a slower learning rate...
having a low thyroid in the third trimester wont really effect the baby that much , but will effect you more.. there are a lot of symptoms from having underactive thyroid, so i would google it and have a read about that..
has the dr give you any tablets for it?? if he hasnt.. its probably borderline and not low enough to treat!!
i dont have a thyroid at all.. i got mine removed in june last year.. mine was over active and wasnt getting any better so they removed it for me.. im now classed as having an under active thyroid and have to take tablets for the rest of my life..
in the first trimester my thyroid was mega low.. so i have been worried about my baby cause i only started getting the correct dose of medication when i was 10 weeks.. so im just hoping its not effected my baby too much..
whilst your pregnant u need to go for blood tests every month.. cause your thyroid gland can fluctuate quite a bit..
if youve only just got the low thyroid in late pregnancy i wouldnt worry too much about it.. but i would ask your dr for more info.. on medication and stuff..
Had my blood tested last week and was told about it today. I have no clue if it was low beforehand, I was never told anything. The Dr did say it's low but doesn't need treatment. Thanks for the info though, has helped me calm slightly. Hopefully my go will give me more info on Tuesday. Thanks for the link x
Try not to worry - there are different thyroid tests done at the same time and one of them might be "off" - doesn't mean there is anything wrong. I have the same thing - at 16 wks one of the tests came in low, indicating (via google!!) a problem with my thyroid. I was very worried. Having seen an endicronologist to have a proper check, he told me that only one of the numerous tests showed a problem - and therefore that in itself was no issue. I just had more blood taken to follow up on it at my 28wk appt and again the same test came back low (lower actually). I would push your gp to give you more information - it's worrying if you don't have the whole picture - but if he didn't advise treatment, just to wait another month, I would try to think positively and not worry yourself (yeah like that's possible!). Hugs.
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