This is my first post and I’m not sure if I’m posting in the correct place.
Here’s our dilemma:
My husband and I have four wonderful children. Two boys and two girls from 6 years old all the way down to a four month old. He’s 30 and I’m 27. We have the means to support more children and would welcome any with open arms.
I was diagnosed last month with hyperthyroidism. It can be serious if left untreated, heart damage and/or brittle bones are possible. The medications I need to take to control the heart symptoms are ok while breastfeeding, they buy me time until I can have surgery, but they could cause serious birth defects should I become pregnant again.
My fertility has returned and I don’t know what to do. We’ve used NFP for several years but although we have been to classes and a private teacher it doesn’t seem to work for us as a way to postpone pregnancies. I don’t feel I can use it and be confident I will not become pregnant again.
Does anyone have any advice? Would it be acceptable to temporarily use some type of birth control until I can have surgery to cure my thyroid problems? If so, what would be the ‘best’ to use that would prevent conception rather than cause a child already conceived to be harmed?