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a need to know im 2 months in my pregnancy and need help.

taking prozac... i did with my son but not till i was 6 months in but they say if i could stop taking it untill after the first trimester but i can't have any of you mom's delt with this.

 
Lynnsae

Asked by Lynnsae at 9:10 PM on Jan. 28, 2011 in Kids' Health

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  • I believe that you can take Prozac while you are pregnant, but I am not a Dr. You should definitely check with your Dr
    MChildressDem

    Answer by MChildressDem at 11:29 PM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • Speak to your psychiatrist, or whomever prescribes this for you. Have them evaluate you to see if you can safely take this med, or possibly need to switch to a similar med, etc.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 10:51 PM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • Get your doctor to reduce your dose. This is harder than it sounds. If you need to be on an antidepressants long-term, you really should not allow yourself to become pregnant. These medications are not fully explored and never can be. The long term effects on babies is not known, even though they look safe in the short term. In some people depression and anxiety conditions can become much worse during and just after pregnancy. This is not due to post natal depression, but a different metabolic change in the body. Do not have an abortion as this can cause metabolic changes that will affect your depressive condition. Definitely do not do yoga while pregnant if you have a depressive condition. Avoid alcohol, recreational drugs, pain killers of any sort, caffeine, strong cheeses, and processed foods during your pregnancy for the best possible outcome. Walk, not run or jog.
    MLM247

    Answer by MLM247 at 6:37 PM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • Something you should have thought about before becoming pregnant... Now you have no choice, and neither does that baby. So it will be exposed to drugs and possibly deal with withdrawal symptoms when he or she is born. Not to mention the possible birth defects and problems associated with taking meds while pregnant. If you cant get off them, you will just deal with the consequences to your baby for lifel
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:38 PM on Jan. 29, 2011

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