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Does a women with auto immune thyroid has difficulty in getting pregnant She is on her medication right now Please let me know
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Thyroid hormones are necessary for brain development of child. Most common auto immune thyroid disorder is hashimotos . Considering that she must be on levothyroxine treatment for hypothyroidism. She require to maintain TSH below 2.5 before and after conceiving to keep normal brain development of child. Failing which might cause low IQ babies. Some endocrinologist even advice MTP if thyroid levels are not well maintained
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