I do not recommend getting on anti-depressants. Even the ones that are supposedly safe now aren't studied on pregnant women. Mental health drugs are NOT studied on women.
I had a baby, Lauren, 7 years ago. At the time my OB prescribed drugs to me that were thought "safe". She was born with a cleft palate, heart defects, etc. She was in the NICU for 3 weeks. She eventually had to have heard surgery and other medical procedures. Within the last year the medicine descriptions that I took during my pregnancy have FINALLY been changed and are deemed NOT safe to use during pregnancy.
I wish I could have saved my daughter the pain of not going through all of that. In my opinion after dealing directly with the repercussions of being on the meds during my pregnancy, I cannot safely suggest to anyone to do it unless it's a very extreme case.
But, you need to discuss this with your OB and do your own research before hand. GL
at 6:46 PM on Mar. 1, 2011