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Can taking antidepressants lower my chances of becoming pregnant?

Can taking antidepressants lower my chances of becoming pregnant?

No, the opposite: Antidepressants are for depression, not contraception. In fact, many antidepressants interact with birth control meds & make them less effective. If u need contraception, see fp/ gyn for appropriate choice, especially if u are going to also be taking an antidepressant. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What are the odds of getting pregnant while taking metformin and diane 35 for 4 days, and being engaged to unprotected sex the same time?

What are the odds of getting pregnant while taking metformin and diane 35 for 4 days, and being engaged to unprotected sex the same time?

Chances: The chances of becoming pregnant are based upon age. At peak the best chances are about 35% per month but dramatically decreases with age and other conditions. With your case you may have other conditions that may be interfering with that rate. Make sure you have an adequate testing of your fallopian tubes, partners semen and ovulation. ...Read more

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I am trying to get pregnant but am on Effexor (venlafaxine) and using lorazepam for anxiety. Am having pregnant symptoms but might be side effects. Do i stay on meds?

I am trying to get pregnant but am on Effexor (venlafaxine) and using lorazepam for anxiety. Am having pregnant symptoms but might be side effects. Do i stay on meds?

FDA Categories C & D: Pulease don't rely on input from unknown on-line doctors to make this decision. This requires careful decision making between you, your psychiatrist and the obstetrician. Lorazepam is category d which means it can harm a fetus. However, one may need to taper off this medication. Effexor (venlafaxine) is fda pregnancy category c. The benefits would need to clearly outweigh risks for category c. Talk to your dr. ...Read more

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Safest anxiety meds during second and third trimester of pregnancy? I suffer from General anxiety and was doing fine prior to getting pregnant and weaned myself off of Wellbutrin. At 10 wks preg anxiety and horrible insomnia started its been 3 wks.

Safest anxiety meds during second and third trimester of pregnancy? I suffer from General anxiety and was doing fine prior to getting pregnant and weaned myself off of Wellbutrin. At 10 wks preg anxiety and horrible insomnia started its been 3 wks.

Anxiety...: I am not an MD, but have had hundreds of patients with similar questions. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is not typically good for anxiety incidently. Anyway, Sertraline (Zoloft) is considered relatively safe for pregnant women and has been used where they know the mother to be prone to depression/anxiety. Ask your MD. All the best in your search for answers and good health for you and your child! ...Read more

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I am 22wks pregnant. Mood swings are getting worse and more often. What can do to stop this?

I am 22wks pregnant. Mood swings are getting worse and more often. What can do to stop this?

Exercise: and be sure to get enough sleep, allow yourself to be supported by others, let the emotions run their course-like a little storm you can stand by and observe as it runs itself out. Be patient with yourself and eat well, rest a lot, take time to just relax and think about your baby. ...Read more

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Im stressed and believe im pregnant I have all the classic symptoms of being pregnant so is there a chance im still pregnant with these symptoms?

Im stressed and believe im pregnant I have all the classic symptoms of being pregnant so is there a chance im still pregnant with these symptoms?

Wait 10 days...: Millions of women get pregnant every week in the world... A completely natural event, so no worrying is needed. Just do something else for 10 days, and on the 10th day do another urine pregnancy test from the drugstore. If it's done and read correctly, it's very accurate. If the test is negative, but a period doesn't occur the next month, have the ob-gyn evaluate to figure things out. ...Read more

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What are the chances of being pregnant even after getting period and having a negative hpt? I feel like I have more veins lately and bloated.

What are the chances of being pregnant even after getting period and having a negative hpt? I feel like I have more veins lately and bloated.

Chances?: Had a period? Not pregnant. Properly timed and performed pregnancy test that is negative? Not pregnant. Chances of pregnancy in this situation? Virtually zero. ...Read more

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Drinking Prozac (fluoxetine) and risperdal does that could lower my chances in getting pregant?

Drinking Prozac (fluoxetine) and risperdal does that could lower my chances in getting pregant?

Probably not: There are no links for women's fertility that rise above the most minimal impact - way under 1% report this effect. The issue is more plausible for males, but even there it is not a commonly reported problem. Don't worry. ...Read more

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Been off of BCP for 2 weeks what are my chances of getting pregnant having sex every other day?

Been off of BCP for 2 weeks what are my chances of getting pregnant having sex every other day?

Likely enough: Todays modern BCP are low in estrogen and progesterone and many women continue to ovulate even while on the BCP. Consequently, the possibility of getting pregnant are as good or almost as good as if you had not been on the BCP in the first place. I am making an assumption you stopped the BCP at the end of you last pack of pills. ...Read more

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What are chances of getting pregnant and not know. Still getting a period every month and tests come back negative?

What are chances of getting pregnant and not know. Still getting a period every month  and tests come back negative?

Possible: It is possible to be pregnant early on and not know it. Usually the menstrual cycle will be quite different if there is spotting during pregnancy. If there's any question please do a urine pregnancy test and check. A lot of the times there'll be bloating, fatigue, and breast tenderness with pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you still get pregnant while on Depo-Provera and having unprotected sex?

Can you still get pregnant while on Depo-Provera and having unprotected sex?

Yes: It is much less likely but no birth control is 100%. There is a small chance you can still become pregnant. This is especially the case if you are on other medication, even briefly, because these sometimes can interfere with hormone regulation. Check with your doctor whenever going on medication like antibiotics. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Is it safe if I am taking Lexapro (escitalopram) and welbutrin while my wife and I are trying to get pregnant?

Is it safe if I am taking Lexapro (escitalopram) and welbutrin while my wife and I are trying to get pregnant?

Lexapro (escitalopram) pregnancy : there is no concerns of taking these 2 meds and trying to get pregnant if your wife was taking these meds than was a different situation wish you all the best have a happy healthy family ...Read more

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Im taking birth control.Im 16 days late with my period, my nipples are sore and i feel nauseous and im craving for sweets. Pregnancy test are negative?

Im taking birth control.Im 16 days late with my period, my nipples are sore and i feel nauseous and im craving for sweets. Pregnancy test are negative?

Not if negative : If the pregnancy test is negative and you repeated in 1 to 2 days and it still negative then you are not pregnant. You can then see your doctor to discuss your other symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Getting Pregnant (Definition)

Conception is the act of the man's sperm attaching to and entering ("fertilizing") the woman's egg. This fusion leads to the ...Read more