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#1 of 3 Old 01-04-2013, 02:18 AM - Thread Starter
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I'm 7.5 weeks w my first pregnancy. I've got hypothyroid so I've been classified as "high risk". Don't get me wrong, I love the attention and understand that basically I will require more monitoring. Otherwise, I'm as healthy as a horse. I've only lived here for a few months, and blithely chose the first family medicine group we could find. Our primary care doc is a twerp who I cannot take seriously, so I always request somebody else. Anyway, now my pregnancy is being handled by the pregnancy team, and I've been really impressed with the nurse, although mainly bc she emailed with me over the holidays. I have not met the doctor yet, but will next week. That being said, they only deliver at one hospital, apparently. I'm going to tour it, and use the mothering Qs as a guide.

Anyway, I'm conflicted. Part of me is lazy and is ok going on the path of least resistance, as long as I like and trust my doctor. Another part of me feels like I've been "medicalized" without my consent. Is there some happy medium I can work towards? What questions do I ask? Is hypothyroid as long as it is monitored properly 'high risk'?

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I'm surprised you are classified as high risk just for that. I would think monitoring your levels and adjusting your dose as needed would be enough. Are there any other factors they are using for the classification?

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Hi cardigan, and welcome to MDC!  You might want to check out our Birth and Beyond forum.

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