Dating someone with congenital hypothyroidism
Therefore, ensuring your thyroid levels, TSH, Free T3 and Free T4, are all optimal is crucial when trying to conceive, as well as addressing any oestrogen dominance.
You could also start taking your basal body temperature, to get an idea of your cycle.
As well as complications during pregnancy, some women with low thyroid levels may even struggle to fall pregnant at all.
Hormones TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) and TRH (thyrotropin-releasing hormone) are ramped up when thyroid hormones such as Free T3 and Free T4 fall too low; TRH to stimulate the pituitary gland to release TSH, which instructs the thyroid gland to release more thyroid hormones T3 and T4.
So, I wouldn’t recommend trying to conceive unless you know your thyroid levels are optimal. I would be concerned about your physical and mental health if you were to go through a complicated pregnancy and/or miscarriage.
So try to avoid this at all costs by getting your ducks in a row first.
The risk of miscarriage is higher in women with subclinical hypothyroidism, compared to women with normal thyroid function (euthyroidism). In the first part of pregnancy, the fetus relies completely on the mother to provide the thyroid hormones for its development.
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Some researchers believe that one factor in the development of autism is severe hypothyroidism in their mothers.
A recent study also found that among women with diminished ovarian reserve or unexplained infertility, low Free T3 levels and positive thyroid antibodies (TPOAB) are associated with low antral follicle count.
Infertility can therefore occur when TRH, which is also responsible for stimulating the pituitary gland to release prolactin, causes the increased prolactin to interfere with the ovulation process, when thyroid hormones are low.