Hi, I hope this is the right place for this question. I am eight months pregnant and my husband and I were commenting to our doula that I have had FAR less emotional issues since I've gotten pregnant ... my hormones were a huge mess swinging from one extreme to the other when I was cycling, yet during pregnancy I've had no mood swings. I also have not had any of the "standard" low thyroid things I've complained about for years. She asked if I'd had my thyroid checked, and I have, multiple doctors started checking about 7 years ago when I started piling on weight and suffered from depression. My levels always come out normal - they've checked more than just TSH, I think they did free T3/T4.
She said (in a non-fear mongering way) that based on her own personal experience, it sounded like pregnancy was offsetting subclinical hypothyroidism and that I may have issues/PPD once I give birth. She gave me the name and number of a doctor to call. I figured it wouldn't hurt, but I'm not expecting much since I've been tested so many times.
I'm just curious if anyone had heard of this or also had personal experience? I tried Google but the only thing I came up with was that if you're on meds for hypothyroidism they need to be changed during pregnancy to accommodate for the TSH produced by the placenta
Thanks in advance.