You are a known case of hypothyroidism
where in there are raised TSH levels.
you will typically find that your need for thyroxine
(thyroid hormone)increases. Your baby needs it for brain development, and you need it to help your body adapt to the changes of pregnancy, especially in the first twelve weeks. By having regular blood tests every four to six weeks you can make sure that your thyroxine is at the correct level. As a rule of thumb, your need may increase by 50 to 100 per cent every month till they get normal.
In pregnancy It is recommended that TSH levels are maintained below 2.5 mU/l in the first trimester of pregnancy and below 3 mU/l in later pregnancy.
Since you checked it a bit late in pregnancy, the levels have gone too high.You should continue the the thyronorm
tab as advised by your endocrinologist
and get your thyroid tests done every 4-6weeks till normal range achieved.
Hypothyroidism in pregnancy can lead to following complications so take care.
Uncontrolled hypothyroidism during pregnancy can lead toPreeclampsia
(raised BP with chances of fits)
Anemia—too few red blood cells in the body, which prevents the body from getting enough oxygen
Low birth weight
Stillbirth (dead baby born )congestive heart failure
Excess bleeding during delivery in mother
Because thyroid hormones are crucial to fetal brain and nervous system development, uncontrolled hypothyroidism—especially during the first trimester—can affect the baby’s growth and brain development. Synthetic thyroxine(thyronorm tab) is safe and necessary for the well-being of the fetus if you have hypothyroidism.
You need to inform your baby's doctor after birth that you had hypothyroidism so that they check your baby's thyroid functions after birth.