If you have a thyroid condiction can you still get pregnant?

I have a thyroid condition but don’t know what to do, and my husband and I would like to have children what do I do?


  • I do not have a diagnosed thyroid problem, but do have a growth on my thyroid gland. I developed gestational diabetes during my pregnancy and have been closely monitored by my endocrinologist.

    She said that sometimes the glands in our endocrine system have all been effected by a childhood disease such as measles and can "misbehave" during pregnancy. These glands would also include the ovaries (have you been checked for ovarian cysts? – I have those also).

    I got pregnant very easily, but as everyone will tell you, make sure you are monitored by all your doctors and seek their help. Also make sure you keep a close eye on your blood sugar levels.

  • Mum to 2 boys♥ due 4/28/09♥w/#3

    Your medication will need to be adjusted but in no was will it effect your chances of conceiving.

  • Lillian

    I have a hypo-active thyroid myself. 😀 I’m also 21 weeks along- it won’t affect you getting pregnant in the least. However, because of having a thyroid condition, your pregnancy may be affected because of IT. 🙁

    Good luck!

  • Justin

    my girlfriend has a thyroid condition and that never stopped her from having our child. so no.

  • mommyo

    As long as you are being treated for your thyroid condition then you shouldn’t have any trouble conceiving. If things aren’t happening for you then you might need to adjust your medication. Once you become pregnant your doctor will monitor your levels to make sure that your body is adjusting to the pregnancy. I’m currently 36 weeks along and have hypothyroidism. I wasn’t getting pregnant for the longest time as my condition had not yet been diagnosed. Once treated I got pregnant soon after. Good luck.

  • I was perfectly healthy and it took me 2 yrs to get pregnant and after my first pregnancy i start having thyroid problems since than i am on Thiroxine every day and my Dr. said it will be harder to get pregnant but by the second month i was pregnant, happy and in shock 😉 and i am heavily pregnant now 40+3 days over due and i dont have any problems at all i check my blood every 3 months in case my body needs more thyroxine but so far i am on 100ml a day haw i was before i got pregnant…And i feel great so Good Luck

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