Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
taking Xanax during pregnancy
Has anyone else had to take xanax during there pregnancy? I am 33 weeks and have only taken two .5mg doses in the last week. I just seem to have more anxiety at the end here. I haven't  taken any in my 1st & 2rd trimester. my doc gave me ativan in my second trimester that I have taken maybe a handful of times. She said the xanax was ok too if I absolutly needed it. The reason I have swithed to the xanax lately is because I get releif faster than with the ativan. Has anyone else had to take these meds as needed during pregnancy?
Cancel
5 Answers
Page 1 of 1
342647 tn?1291111533
Hi, I haven't had to take any during my pregnancies - but did take some after my first as i got bad anxiety and PND.  I had a friend who took some during hers and her doc said to try and avoid it but if she really had to just one was ok.  He said the stress and anxiety was actually worse for you and the baby then the tablet. I think as you are not in your 1st or 2nd tri it would be better.  Anyway i think your doc would be the best person to advise you and if you are still not sure then try for another medical opinion.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
342988 tn?1299785956
i had a friend who had to because her sister was dyiing of cancer and it was too mich for her.  the OB said the benefits outweighed the risks as long as it was taken correctly and not abused.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
1330108 tn?1333680904
The benefits can out weigh the risks but there are risks. A better alternative for those with anxiety is an SSRI taken daily called zoloft. Completely safe in pregnancy. Xanax will sedate the baby and they are not completely sure of the effects on the child but can lead to addiction in both baby and mother.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
342647 tn?1291111533
Hi, I took zoloft during the 3rd tri of my 2nd pregnancy due to the fact I got PND after my first. I took it as a precausion to make sure that if my hormones dropped after the delivery I would already have something working to help with the anxiety and depression.  I know zoloft in the right dose is fine during pregnancy and bf but in my experience it does not work as fast for anxiety and you have to be taking it for at least 2 weeks, building up the dosage for it to become effective.  It is not a one off solution but a great alternative if you are feeling constantly anxious and in need of a longer term solution.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
I actually am already on Prozac for my anxiety and mild depression. I'm only on 10mg though which I know is a really low dose but it's because I only weighed 110 before getting pregnant. I was thinking of asking my ob if I should up my dose to 20mg. I just hate to do that while I'm still pregnant and I plan to breastfeed. But it might not be a bad idea with the stresses of a newborn and a 22 month old I might need it! I have just been soooo agitated lately and it doesn't take much to send me into a crying fit. I try to tuff it out as much as I can but sometimes I just can't stop crying sometimes.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
2020005 tn?1476662562
Blank
KTowne 36 weeks, ultrasound tomorr... Comment
4 hrs ago
4769306 tn?1451008167
Blank
KeeLolo Who's ready for CHRISTmas, ... Comment
10 hrs ago
7969425 tn?1481056829
Blank
Monababy Sleepy Comment
Dec 06
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight throughout your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Pregnancy Tracker
Track your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Top Pregnancy Answerers
9442948 tn?1406820051
Blank
1816154 tn?1463433618
Blank
Collage Place, WA
Avatar universal
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
6470732 tn?1439559892
Blank
Corning, NY
2080231 tn?1444937185
Blank
Royal Oak, MI
Pregnancy: Ages 18-24 Community Resources