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Is it necessary to stop taking antidepressants while pregnant?

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Dr. Eugene Louie-Ng
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

It is important to adequately treat anxiety and depression in pregnancy.
Depending on the severity of the mood disorder (and the type of antidepressant someone is taking) it is sometimes better to continue medications. Before stopping antidepressants, it is important to discuss this with your doctor.

In brief: No

It is important to adequately treat anxiety and depression in pregnancy.
Depending on the severity of the mood disorder (and the type of antidepressant someone is taking) it is sometimes better to continue medications. Before stopping antidepressants, it is important to discuss this with your doctor.
Dr. Eugene Louie-Ng
Dr. Eugene Louie-Ng
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Dr. Mounir Belcadi
I would add that you also need to discuss with your OB-Gyn and Psychiatrist all the options available to keep you and your baby safe and happy
Dr. Emad Tadros
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes...

In the recent past answer was no.
.. Now there is some smal % that it does cause heart valve congential defect. If you some how some way can live with depression at least for the first 26 weeks or so, this would a safer plus. Depression gets better by the 12 weeks of pregnancy. If cannot survive it and mom's life in a jeopardy, same the baby, then seriously consider electroconvulsive therapy/ect.

In brief: Yes...

In the recent past answer was no.
.. Now there is some smal % that it does cause heart valve congential defect. If you some how some way can live with depression at least for the first 26 weeks or so, this would a safer plus. Depression gets better by the 12 weeks of pregnancy. If cannot survive it and mom's life in a jeopardy, same the baby, then seriously consider electroconvulsive therapy/ect.
Dr. Emad Tadros
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