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I am 8 weeks pregnant and severely depressed, and i taking 10mg of fluoxetine every other day, is this safe for me and the baby?

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Dr. Jeff Seaman
Psychiatry

In brief: Risks and Benefits

There are risks to untreated depression during preganacy such as reduced birth weight, preterm delivery, and reduced maternal-fetal bonding.
Ssri's with the exception of paroxetine, appear to generally be safe in pregnancy per the acog (american college of obstetrics and gynecology). Please remain in close follow-up with your physician.

In brief: Risks and Benefits

There are risks to untreated depression during preganacy such as reduced birth weight, preterm delivery, and reduced maternal-fetal bonding.
Ssri's with the exception of paroxetine, appear to generally be safe in pregnancy per the acog (american college of obstetrics and gynecology). Please remain in close follow-up with your physician.
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