A 23-year-old female asked:
can someone give me honest experiences with pregnant mothers on citalopram and having healthy babies?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Johanna Fricke answered
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Maternal anxiety &: Depression have well-documented adverse effects on pregnancy & infant development. Citalopram is a class c medication; i.e., a psychiatrist, therapist & ob-gyn discuss benefits vs. Risks with each patient before conception. Also, stop all alcohol, tobacco, & drugs, take a daily folate (folic acid) supplement, get a flu vaccine & maintain a healthy weight. See: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/m/pubmed/12189365/.
Answered on Apr 24, 2013
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