Trying to Conceive - Husband has Hypothyroid of Range 40

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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I am trying to conceive but nothing positive is happening. I am quite healthy & got a few tests done like hormone, glucose, protein, blood pressure, etc... and all were normal.

My husband has hypo-thyroid in the range of 40. Can this be a cause of delay in pregnancy? Can this affect our child's development in case I get pregnant?

Should he consult a doctor before family planning?

Please suggest...I am worried :-(

Regards,
Rachita Kamal

ANSWER

You don't mention how old either of you are, or how long you have been charting and trying to get pregnant, which would be important information.

If your husband is hypothyroid (not sure which lab result you are referring to), that can almost always be corrected with medication. If you are concerned, your husband can submit a simple sperm sample to check that everything is ok. If he is, and you are under 35 and have been trying for at least a year, it is time for you to have an infertility work-up.

Good luck!
-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.