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A 29-year-old female asked:

What is safest way to treat severe anxiety during pregnancy? not allowed to exercise. tried meditation and therapy cbt emt. constant feeling of doom.

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Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Pregnancy: Hormonal changes during pregnnacy can cause a change in mood. Being a new mother, stressing about the pregnancy, medical complications, marital disputes, all can cause anxiety during this time. Enjoy your pregnancy and enjoy the future birth of your child.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
I have treated : Pregnant women effectively for anxiety with acupuncture. It is safe.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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I agree.
Dec 4, 2013
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Zoloft (sertraline): I think that the safest and most time-tested medication in this situation would be zoloft (sertraline). All of the ob/gyn's that I have met have no problem with their patients being on zoloft (sertraline) during pregnancy. You should however discuss this with your ob/gyn and with whoever prescribes it for you. Best wishes. Also remember that severe anxiety itself may have negative effects on a pregnancy and therefore should be aggressively treated.

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