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.
at 6:37 PM on Jan. 29, 2011