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How to I decide if depression tablets are worth the risk while pregnant?

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Dr. QH TRAN
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not easy

Some antidepressants are relatively safe during pregnancy (prozac, zoloft, (sertraline) lexapro) especially after the first three months.
If you have severe depression (suicidal thoughts, for example), taking an antidepressant may have less risks than not taking one. Talk with you ob/gyn doctor in either case.

In brief: Not easy

Some antidepressants are relatively safe during pregnancy (prozac, zoloft, (sertraline) lexapro) especially after the first three months.
If you have severe depression (suicidal thoughts, for example), taking an antidepressant may have less risks than not taking one. Talk with you ob/gyn doctor in either case.
Dr. QH TRAN
Dr. QH TRAN
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Dr. Mary Melton
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Discuss

You need to have discussion with physicians you trust .
Ask them all the questions re the pros and cons.

In brief: Discuss

You need to have discussion with physicians you trust .
Ask them all the questions re the pros and cons.
Dr. Mary Melton
Dr. Mary Melton
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Work with doc

Your baby need a mom in the best shape to deal with the added work of a new baby when the time comes.
That is unlikely to happen if you ignore your own health.Some meds are less worrisome than others.If you can be stabilized on one with less baby problems you can ignore the meds issue & concentrate on staying in the best health you can.NEVER stop without a thorough discussion/ plan with your doc

In brief: Work with doc

Your baby need a mom in the best shape to deal with the added work of a new baby when the time comes.
That is unlikely to happen if you ignore your own health.Some meds are less worrisome than others.If you can be stabilized on one with less baby problems you can ignore the meds issue & concentrate on staying in the best health you can.NEVER stop without a thorough discussion/ plan with your doc
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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