My fiance and I are expecting. She is however bipolar. And is taking geordon. We needed to know if the medication she is taking will affect the child?

Geodon. Geodon is US FDA pregnancy category C. Thus benefits should outweigh risk when used during pregnancy. Per Drugs.Com - " Neonates exposed to antipsychotic drugs during the third trimester of pregnancy are at risk for extrapyramidal and /or withdrawal symptoms following delivery." REF:
Its possible. the exact risk is unknown. There is an adequate human data to assess the risk. Other medications like this have been shown to have withdrawal symptoms and the baby and some neurological side effects that may be temporary. She should be encouraged to enroll in the National Pregnancy Registry for Atypical Antipsychotics 866-961-2388.
Ask the OB . Risks and benefits require a frank with both her psychiatrist and OB regarding this important problem. No simple solution.
Preg and meds. Discuss with your Drs. Too important to ask here aw we do not have all the information.
Category C. This med falls into category c (a-f) for safety in pregnancy. That means it is not known to cause defects, but does effect baby and should be used only if the benefit to mom exceeds the risk. Caution is advised for use in the final months of pregnancy as baby can go through a drug withdrawal. Women are advised not to stop or change dosing without consulting their doc.
Geodon w pregnancy. may affect the unborn baby after delivery if taken in late pregnancy or during the course of pregnancy. Better be followed by a high risk prenatal clinic and consult a neonatologist for the course of action and observation of the newborn after delivery, wish you a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
Warning. Category C.
Your psychiatrist should be familiar with this category and how to manage your case.
Medications. It is best to have the conversations about medication before trying to conceive. You will want to consult with your obstetrician and your psychiatrist right away. The risk of medication needs to be balanced against the benefit to the mother.
Geodon in pregnancy. US FDA pregnancy category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown adverse effect on the fetus, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans.
Talk with your fiancé:
•Symptoms due to which Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder was made
•Need for Geodon
•Dosage and Duration
•Benefits and side effects
Then discuss with Psychiatrist with your fiancé for need of Geodon and intensive Therapy.
There is a possibili. This medication can cause problems in pregnancy. You need to see doctor right away to discuss the issue. You will need to weigh the benefits of the medication with the risks. So get going .