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#1 of 6 Old 01-07-2005, 09:38 AM - Thread Starter
 
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This is my second pregnancy. After the birth of my son in 2003, I was diagnosed with postpartum thryroiditis. I now take Synthroid to regulate my hypothyroidism. Anyone else dealing with this? I got pregnant easily enough, but I have to watch my thyroid and get it checked frequently through the pregnancy.
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Yup, and I was on thyroid meds all the way through my last pregnancy. No big deal for me (though my levels have fluctuated a bit over the past three years). I have a lot of hormonal problems though (which is why I needed to use Bravelle to achieve pregnancy).

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I haven't heard of Bravelle. How often did you get your Thyroid levels checked during your last pregnancy? I have heard everything from once a trimester to once a month.
My friend who has hypothyroidism also had difficulty with milk production after labor. Did you experience that? This is all so new for me ( since Coltrane was born ), so I'm very interested in being prepared.
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I'm a June 2005 pregnancy, but thought I would chime in here since I take synthroid for my hypothyroidism. So far, it's been easy to regulate my meds. I've had my blood tested every 4 weeks from the moment I found out I was pregnant. So far we've had to increase my dose twice. Most hypothyroid women require a 30-50% dose increase during pregnancy, and usually by week 20 your levels will stablize. I haven't noticed any problems so far with being on synthroid; in fact I've felt really good so far and have had an easy pregnancy.
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I had mine checked monthly last time too, and actually didn't need an increase throughout the pregnancy (but have since). I didn't (don't -- still nursing 3 yo dd) have trouble with milk supply (though it took longer then expected to "come in" the first time). As I said in an earlier post I have other hormonal problems (I had pituitary surgery in the mid-90's for a tumor) and did need pitocin to induce full-scale labor, since my body wouldn't produce enough (I was in early labor for days).

Bravelle is the brand-name for a follicle-stimulating hormone that you inject to manipulate ovulation. See http://www.drugs.com/PDR/Bravelle_for_Injection.html. My body needed a kick-start to get all the hormones headed in the right direction -- pregnancy was achieved the first month we did the protocol. Yeah!
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effect of hypothyroid on natural family planning

Did any of you with managed thyroid problems do natural family planning after having your baby?

How did your thyroid effect that?

Is natural family planning possible with a hypothyroid, even if it's been stable for years?

I really want to do natural family planning, but am nervous about my thyroid condition throwing it off and leading to an unplanned pregnancy.
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