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    I was on quite a heavy dose of Zoloft while preg with DS (he is 9 years old now). The theory at the time was I was better on the meds rather than risk taking me off them. There was little research at the time about the effects of anti-depressants on an unborn baby so it was decided I was to stay on them throughout the whole pregnancy.

    DS was born at full term, a healthy weight and by all appearances a normal bub. Fast forward 9 years and there have been no long lasting apparent effects on DS. He is Mr Average 9 year old!

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    I was on a high dose throughout pregnancy and my dd was the most content baby ever. I didn't breast feed either. Do what works for you and your child 💜

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    I was going to post a question on anti d's too!
    Im on 100mg of dothep now and we want to ttc soon. I asked my doc and she said it's usually better for mum and baby that mum takes the medication. She saod I may come down from yhe dose a month before babies born to stop any withdrawl and I can go back on them the day baby is born and no issues have been reported on dothep.

    I think safest I have read is zoloft but unfortunately that didnt work for me.

    I know how u feel not wanting to be on anti d and be pregnant im scared of that too. My last pregnancy I was only on good vitamins.. this time will be on anti ds and I pray they really wont harm my baby. Talk to your doc and see what he says about the type u r on..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert01 View Post
    There are anti depressants which are safe to take during pregnancy. It can be more unsafe to stop taking them for some people...good god if ever there's a time when it can feel hard to cope it's during pregnancy, and that's coming from someone who has mostly enjoyed being pregnant.

    Anyhow, I have taken Effexor throughout two pregnancies now. I've found that GP's, on the whole, aren't terribly up to date with the role of antidepressants during pregnancy. I'd encourage you to speak with an obstetrician instead.


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    Did bub have any complications after delivery?
    I'm currently on 200mg of Pristiq daily. I've been told its a class C drug and it worries me that the baby may have complications/withdrawal after its born.

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    I saw Doc yesterday...she said No to taking any cause category C... she was looking for ones that are safe but all had big risks... shes just referred to me a psychologist... I spoke with the chemist and they suggested blackmores vitamin B stress relief... who knows if it's going to do anything, but anything is worth a try right now :-(

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    I haven't read all the replies as I desperately need to go back to sleep! But I'd get a referral to a psychiatrist, specifically one that specializes in perinatal care as they will be able to prescribe something that is safe and tried and tested. I had to see one while pregnant, I didn't end up going back on meds but I know there were definitely options had I needed to.

    Eta: but definitely see of counseling works, it did for me.

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    I came off my anti depressants (Lexapro) with DS1. Huge mistake for me. It was not a good time at all. I am pregnant with #2 and decided not to come off them again. I did however reduce my dose by half and will be monitored by my doc if things do start to slip. So far so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webby View Post
    I saw Doc yesterday...she said No to taking any cause category C... she was looking for ones that are safe but all had big risks... shes just referred to me a psychologist... I spoke with the chemist and they suggested blackmores vitamin B stress relief... who knows if it's going to do anything, but anything is worth a try right now :-(
    The referral to a psych is good but how did you feel when she said no to taking ads? What were you hoping for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gothel View Post
    The referral to a psych is good but how did you feel when she said no to taking ads? What were you hoping for?
    I just needed something to help me cope with life at the moment. I''m 12 weeks pregnant and my husband decided to leave me about 5 weeks ago and is now treating me like absolute crap!! abusing me every chance he gets and making life very very hard!!. My job is stressful. and DS2 has been sick. I've been on the anti depressants for about a year and it had made a huge difference to how I coped with everything... now I don't have any meds to help me and I know it's not good for me or my family and of course the baby... I just don't know how i'm going to cope with the upcoming months...

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    Have you been referred to an obstetric psychiatrist to help you manage during pregnancy?

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