Using Antidepressants in Pregnancy

If you take antidepressants and are thinking about continuing to use them while you are pregnant, there are several factors you should consider. If your depression is significant, it can affect your life in very negative ways. Counseling often can improve depression, and we recommend no matter what your decision about using antidepressants that you contact a local counselor if you do not already have one.

There are several medications that we prescribe for patients while they are pregnant, but you should know that all medications have certain risks to the pregnancy. Also, the decision to use or not use the medication is yours based on the recommendations of your obstetrician and your mental health professional as well.

If you are taking antidepressants and become pregnant, talk to your doctor about the right approach for managing your depression for you and your baby.

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