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i hv thyroid pb can i get pregnant if my tsh is 11.77

By February 10, 2010 - 2:11am
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hi i am 27 yr have hypothyrodism right nw it is 11.77 i am tyring to conceive. is it ok at this level i am under treatment of thyroid since six months. i had an first abortion in oct'09 as my throid was untreated for initially 1.5 mnths. so Dr. sujjested me to get aborted.this would be my first baby and i dnt want to take any risk.plz sujjest what to do?

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I am 12 weeks pregnant and my thyroid level in fasting is 6.3 and without fasting it is 3.6.
Can any one tell me if it has already affected baby's brain development.
Doctor has started giving me Thyronorm for 1 month.
Please let me know if this can be controlled and everything will be normal.

November 1, 2014 - 7:38am
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i am 2 days pergant i have thyroide 8.5 what i do

April 1, 2013 - 6:00am
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dear sister i had miscarriage n month on september bcz i had thyroide it was nt treated,now am havg tablet now report is normal now 2months over aftr abortion .wen can i try for next baby,small things i get tention,do i must tak thyroide tablet for life long wil my next baby b healthy.bcz n my 1st abortion doctor said no heartbeat,plz guide me

November 16, 2012 - 10:33pm

Thanx for replying.my doctor sujjested not to plan for a baby until your thyroid is below 5.But i am worried how much time it will take to come in range. I want to plan for a baby asap.

February 12, 2010 - 1:26am

Hi, Money.Sinha,

Welcome to EmpowHer, and thank you so much for writing.

If your TSH levels are indeed still above 11, you are way above "normal" and may still have increased risk.

The MOST important thing for you to remember in trying to get pregnant is that if you conceive, you need careful and close monitoring of your hormone levels. Don't wait -- make an appointment with your thyroid doctor as soon as you get a positive pregnancy test. Here's what thyroid-info.com says about hypothyroidism and pregnancy:

"The key in dealing with your thyroid condition during pregnancy is close monitoring of your TSH and T3 and T4 levels and compliance with your treatment regimen. Many guidelines say that a pregnant woman with hypothyroidism should have her thyroid function checked during each trimester. In particular, it's known that the thyroid hormone dosage requirement can increase in the early part of pregnancy due to the increased estrogen levels of early pregnancy. Since many women aren't even sure that they are pregnant until four to six weeks after the last menstrual period, many women don't even get in to see their doctors -- and test their thyroid function -- until the first trimester is more than half over.

"Interestingly, if you call to schedule a first visit with an obstetrician, they often aren't that concerned about getting you in that early in the pregnancy, because they may not be particularly knowledgeable about hypothyroidism in pregnancy.

"My suggestion is that you try to make sure that you find out you are pregnant as early as possible, and get in for thyroid testing as soon as possible after finding out you are pregnant.

"I tested positive in a home pregnancy test 10 days post conception, had a blood test to confirm pregnancy at 3 weeks post conception, and was seen by a ob-gyn at a little less than 5 weeks. At that point, my TSH had already risen from 1.2 to almost out of the normal range. My dosage was adjusted. I was tested again a second time at around 9 weeks, and again, my TSH had risen, and a dosage adjustment was required.

"You must continue to take your thyroid hormone replacement (i.e., Synthroid, Levoxyl, Levothroid, Armour, Thyrolar) and it's extremely important that you do, now and throughout the rest of your pregnancy. You are your baby's only source of thyroid hormones at this point - your baby's thyroid gland isn't fully functional until after 12 weeks of pregnancy. If you don't have sufficient thyroid hormones, you are at an increased risk of miscarriage, and your baby is at increased risk of developmental problems."

There is more information from that site here:


Money.Sinha, your TSH level is still high. Are you and your doctor working on this? A "normal" TSH level is from approximately .5 to 5.0, and many experts would like to see that range change to be approximately .3 to 3.0. Are you taking medication? Is your doctor satisfied with your progress?

Here is an article about normal TSH levels during pregnancy:


And I don't want to worry you unnecessarily, but here is an article about the slightly elevated risk of second-trimester miscarriages in women with elevated TSH levels:


What does your doctor say about you getting pregnant at this point?

Is he or she still adjusting your medication?

February 11, 2010 - 8:37am
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