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Is there a risk to the baby if I stop Prozac (fluoxetine) during the second trimester?
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Dr. Donald Haupt
Psychiatry
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The main risk of stopping antidepressant meds in the second trimester is recurrence of depression, which is why you need to be seeing an experienced doctor regularly, who could help you see early signs of returning depression.
Also, if you do stop, it is often a good idea to resume about 4 weeks before delivery to avoid the risk of serious post-partum depression.

In brief: Under Doc Care Only
The main risk of stopping antidepressant meds in the second trimester is recurrence of depression, which is why you need to be seeing an experienced doctor regularly, who could help you see early signs of returning depression.
Also, if you do stop, it is often a good idea to resume about 4 weeks before delivery to avoid the risk of serious post-partum depression.
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