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What are the risks to the newborn if you take Zoloft (sertraline) in your 3rd trimester? I've been taking it since 14 weeks and am now almost 34 w and very worried

What are the risks to the newborn if you take Zoloft (sertraline) in your 3rd trimester? I've been taking it since 14 weeks and am now almost 34 w and very worried

I understand: With barely 2 mths to go, it is hard to choose between the risks to your baby vs withdrawal risks to you. Consider a conference (call?) w/ both your psychiatrist and your OBGYN to select the best option and try not to add worry to your problems (as if that's easy). But do try. You can't undo the past - but you can plan to avoid medication risks in the future. That's the best you or anyone can do. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Sertraline (Definition)

Also called zoloft, (sertraline) is one of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, with antidepressant/anti-anxiety actions. May cause headaches, nausea & ...Read more


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Is it normal to have cramping during my third trimester?

Is it normal to have cramping during my third trimester?

Yes: Most people have sometype of cramping throughout there pregnancy. It is more common during the third trimester. ...Read more

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Afrin (oxymetazoline) during third trimester.. Is it safe to take?

Afrin (oxymetazoline) during third trimester.. Is it safe to take?

Afrin (oxymetazoline): Afrin (oxymetazoline) is fda pregnancy category c. Drugs.Com defines category c as “animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.” thus discuss with your ob/physician to determine if benefits outweigh risks. ...Read more

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How many women bleed during the third trimester?

How many women bleed during the third trimester?

Not too many: I would get some attention on that one. It could be your cervix changing but more worrisome is bleeding from the placenta compromising fetal oxygen. Some spotting after intercourse isn't unusual but third trimester bleeding is nothing to blow off. ...Read more

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Is it safe to lay on my back during the third trimester of pregnanct?

Is it safe to lay on my back during the third trimester of pregnanct?

Slight tilt better: There's a large vein (vena cava) that returns blood to your heart that runs up on the right side near your spine. It's possible to compress this with your uterus & that's why you may feel light-headed, dizzy, or with palpitations when you lay on your back. Simply a slight tilt towards your left can avoid vena-caval compression & you'll feel better. If no symptoms, i wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more

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Sharp vaginal pains during third trimester, what is stretching and what is prelabor?

Sharp vaginal pains during third trimester, what is stretching and what is prelabor?

ASK YOU OB NOW !!!!: You should be directing that question to your OB doctor as they should be on call or have some one covering for them 24/7 as they know you and if there is any question of premature labor then you need to go to the labor room to rule it out and make sure nothing else strange is going on - so call your OB right now as it is not normal to have sharp pains ! ...Read more

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Can i have the 3d ultrasound to detect fetus abnormalities during third trimester?

Can i have the 3d ultrasound to detect fetus abnormalities during third trimester?

Ask you MD: You need to ask your MD that question because they are best able to interpret any findings as well with the exam. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel queasy again at start of third trimester? Nausea had stopped during second trimester.

Is it normal to feel queasy again at start of third trimester? Nausea had stopped during second trimester.

Normal: The enlarging uterus is putting pressure on your ability to expand your stomach when eating. Eat smaller lighter meals more frequently. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Zoloft (Definition)

Zoloft is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more