Q. I am hypothyroid and weighs about 100 kg. Can I get pregnant?

Answered by
Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Dec 12, 2019 and last reviewed on: Dec 14, 2019

Hello doctor,

I am 36 years old and weigh about 100 kg with no medical conditions except for hypothyroid. Can I get pregnant?

Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Obstetrics And Gynaecology
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

You surely can become pregnant. Keep a watch on your weight and keep thyroid under control by maintaining TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) levels around 3.5.

Obesity usually is associated with insulin resistance and may be PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) in your pelvic scan. First, take a fair trial especially on your ovulatory days (pregnancy days), and work on the above factors. You will have to continue antithyroid drugs during pregnancy also.


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Thank you doctor,

I have another question that I need to ask. My husband has psoriasis and hepatitis B. Will it cause any effect on the offspring? Please let me know what else I need to take care of as I am really anxious at this point of time. I do not have any other medical conditions. Which medicine do you suggest for thyroid?

Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Obstetrics And Gynaecology
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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

This is a serious issue and of concern that your husband is hepatitis B positive. The most common route of spread for hepatitis B is sexual contact. Are you vaccinated against it? If yes, get your titers done and get a booster dose if required. See whether you are fully protected or not? Tell your husband also to consult a gastroenterologist and take proper treatment.

Regarding transmission to the offspring, there are high chances of transmitting if the mother is positive. But treatment is available (immuno-prophylaxis). Psoriasis can also show up in the baby but not necessarily. Both of you prepare yourself by the time you conceive. Medication for thyroid is tablet Thyroxine (Thyroxine sodium). The dose will depend upon your TSH levels.


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