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safe anti-depressants during pregnancy
Does anyone here have any experience with taking depression meds during pregnancy?  Are there any that are safe or are they all uncertain??  I'm only 15 weeks, I've got to do something.  I was on Lexapro before but stopped when I got pregnant in august but miscarried...didn't start back and got pregnanta gain in november.  I can't stand feeling like this anymore...I have 3 kids and 1 on the way and i'm no good to them like this.
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I am a women who has 4 beautiful children. None are slow learners either. I took meds for my depression the entire time. Doctors orders. Even had diabetis with my last one 3 years ago. I suggest you get a second opinion if your doc. refuses. Our kids need us and we don't want them to blame the new addition because how Mom was during pregnacy.
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Would you mind pm'ing me with what meds you took?  I agree that our kids need us.  I haven't talked to my doc about the possibility of going back on them now, but I have told him that I will probably want to go back on after giving birth.  I was doing ok with my depression but since becoming pregnant (with the already raging hormones) my mood swings have worsened considerably...they had before I got pregnant but not to this degree...and I have been dealing with a lot of stress...Issues with my husband and so on.  My kids don't need to see their mother being a screaming lunatic one minute and a blubbering baby the next.  

Im just trying to get an idea of what others may have taken and any side effects THEY had and any possible side effects the baby may have had..Like Hensley258 mentioned..I'm worried about the baby have withdrawal symptoms...
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I've done that...but I want personal experiences...thanks!
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At that time I was on 60mg Prozac. The baby had no side affects or withdrawl.
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I was taking Celexa when I was pregnant.  I had been on them for a year and then off them for 6 months before getting pregnant.  I was 5 months pregnant when I went back on Celexa.  I had a very long discussion with my doctor before I went back on meds.  The risks to having depression seemed to much outweigh the risks to taking meds.  At the time (3 years ago) my doctor said that there was a recently released study on Celexa during pregnancy and that the results were very good.  I believe one of the side effects was having a low birth weight and delivering a little early.  It's hard to tell if it was the meds because I had other complications and did infact deliver 4 weeks early with a 4 lb baby.  He was a little jittery off and on for the first 24 hours.  After that he was perfectly fine.
My sone is perfect in every way.  As he approaches his 3rd birthday I am amazed at how clever he is.  He seems to have no problems at all.
Obvisously you have to make this decision for yourself but I am very glad that I decided to do it.  Depression makes your body toxic and that is not the kind of body you want to grow a child in.
Good luck.
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Hi, I took Celexa during my pregnancy, how did your baby do? Did you end up taking meds? I had two different doctors tell me not to take antidepressants during pregnancy, but I changed to a different OB, and found a nice doctor who understood how I felt agoraphobic/panic disordered when pregnanty. Started on Celexa during my second trimester. And my baby had NO birth defects! Took 20 mg and breastfeeding on Celexa 20mg also.
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