A 20-year-old member asked:
I've ben taking zoloft (sertraline) and just found out im pregnant. what is a safe anti depressants during pregnancy?
2 doctor answers • 22 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
SSRI: There is no safe antidepressant in pregnancy.There is always the balance of risks to the baby and the benefits to the mother. The ssri are dangerous in first trimester when baby internal organs forms and malformations can occur. So if possible avoid ssri in first trimester. Then make sure you keep you appt. To get all fetal screens done
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Risks vs benefits: Zoloft (sertraline) is one of the safer choices. The decision to continue certain meds must be on a case by case basis weighing the risks of any mecication vs the risk of not using them. Women with severe depression should continue meds. Others may be able to wean off. Depression can be a serious medical issue. Discuss with your doctor and decide together if you should continue or wean off the medication.
6k viewsReviewed Jun 13, 2021
Last updated Jun 13, 2021
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