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Question Long Thyroids/Abortion mrs.bedell 2 kids; Grand Forks, North Dakota 747 posts
17th May '13

This post is not about if abortion is right or wrong just to start out. I have a new co worker who is four months pregnant. All of a sudden she is saying she has to abort the baby because of her thyroid. I am just wondering if that is really a thing? I know weird question I know thyroid disease can kill you but she isn't fat sounds more like vanity she keeps saying she is having surgery and needs to get IT out. Since I will be working next to her I just want to understand where she is coming from. Any Mommas heard of this? I could be wrong that's why I am asking. It is now illegal to get abortions in ND at a certain point which she has passed so she is driving down to Minneapolis if she is not just being a vein 17 year old I would like to be supportive so any info you ladies can give me would be awesome.(I know my punctuation's are HORRIBLE don't mind me lol)

Fertile Mertile + D & C 2 kids; Sumter, SC, United States 37083 posts
17th May '13

My best friend has no thyroid at all, and she gave birth to 3 children.

mrs.bedell 2 kids; Grand Forks, North Dakota 747 posts
17th May '13

See I am not sure she says she has a thyroid problem that is putting her and the baby at risk that could be fatal but I have never heard of this that's why I am asking on here. Idk she complains about the weight she put on a lot that's why I am just wondering if this is for vanity which I could be SO wrong. So I figured who better to ask then all the ladies on BG

shay +3 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Utah 445 posts
17th May '13

I have a thyroid disease, and I have not heard of this. If anything, my thyroid doctor monitors my levels more closely to make sure I don't have complications that could make me lose the baby.

mrs.bedell 2 kids; Grand Forks, North Dakota 747 posts
17th May '13

It is every persons different choice to get a abortion or not I understand that. But I feel she is just saying its medical so people wont hate her?

Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 6579 posts
status 17th May '13

Thyroid can swing in either direction. Sometimes it can go over active which leads to Grave's Disease. I don't know the exact affects on pregnancy if it's hyper thyroidism vs hypo (slow and most common) thyroidism. i do know the treatment for hyper thyroidism is radiation though to kill off the thyroid.

shay +3 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Utah 445 posts
17th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Summerfrost:</b>" Thyroid can swing in either direction. Sometimes it can go over active which leads to Grave's Disease. ... [snip!] ... (slow and most common) thyroidism. i do know the treatment for hyper thyroidism is radiation though to kill off the thyroid. "</blockquote>



The treatment for hyperthyroidism can actually vary. I have Graves Disease and have chosen the long term medication route. As long as my liver function is good, my endo doesn't mind (not that she has the choice, lol). If my liver started having problems, then I would choose to have it medically removed. The radiation route scares the crap out of me, and I could never do it.

Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 6579 posts
status 17th May '13
Quoting shay (37weeks) +2:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Summerfrost:</b>" Thyroid can swing in either direction. Sometimes ... [snip!] ... then I would choose to have it medically removed. The radiation route scares the crap out of me, and I could never do it."


If OP's coworker's grave's disease isn't controlled though, it can lead to all sorts of complications that are dangerous for mom and baby. My family's weird. Half of us have hypo and the other half is hyper. The radiation sounds worse than it is. :) Obviously it's tricky if you're pregnant or trying to have kids and all of that. I remember my grandmother's eyes looking like they were going to pop out of her head.



Hypo generally has less extreme side effects unless again it's very out of control. I did a little bit of googling and it sounds like the side effects can kill mom and baby if it gets too out of whack.

shay +3 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Utah 445 posts
17th May '13

I absolutely agree with you that if thyroid levels aren't controlled, especially with hyperthyrodism, it can be very dangerous to someones health, with death being a real possibility. And you definitely should keep a close eye on it when pregnant. I was just saying there are a few alternatives for treatment.

mrs.bedell 2 kids; Grand Forks, North Dakota 747 posts
17th May '13

Idk she just for 17 does not seem to be making good diet choices even though she is pregnant and may have some serious health problems so I just wanted a little guidance to make sure I was not just being pre judgemental.

Dr.Clandestine 1 angel baby; Stockholm, Sweden 1218 posts
22nd May '13

I am on my phone and can't type long but google thyroid storm, she might be at risk of that and THAT is fatal.



But it is treated by extra thyroid Meds and radiation normally, but if pregnant thyroid Meds only.