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A 23-year-old female asked:

why would my doctor say it isnt the end of the world if i'm on citalopram and pregnant however would prefer it if i wasnt?i am depressed with out it!

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
That's the point: Prior answer implied that you & prescriber must weigh risk/benefit of being on meds during pregnancy--if best for you, then will not be as big a problem for fetus than if you were depressed thru pregnancy. Just always ideal to be off meds, but not always possible / reasonable to do.

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A 23-year-old female asked:

Any doctors agree to me bein on citalopram and pregnant then depressed and pregnant i stay level and happy on my meds ?

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Dr. Leslie Howell
psychiatry 20 years experience
It depends: It depends on the severity of your depression when off of citalopram. Some people with mild depression can stop antidepressants during pregnancy or at least the 1st trimester and do fine. Severe depression can put the baby's health at risk. In that case, it then would be worth staying on the medication with close monitoring by your obgyn. Talk to your obgyn if you are planning on getting pregnant.

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Last updated May 12, 2016

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