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Medication and Pregnancy

Just wondering if anyone is pregnant and taking either Zoloft (sertraline) or Toprol XL (metaporpolol).  I currently take both - one for anxiety and the other because I have PVCs and tachycardia (which causes the anxiety).  I am now estimated 6 weeks pregnant, and am having to make the decision about wether or not to come off my meds.  I am in the process of weighing my pros and cons, but wonder if any other moms have been on any meds while pregnant.  I would appreciate any input.
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I just had a baby 7 months ago and was on meterprolol the whole pg though only 12.5 mg daily... anxiety meds were not safe so i stopped them just prior to pg .. I had a healthy baby boy.. good luck
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I took 20mg of Paxil throughout my pregnancy and all went well. For me, with severe anxiety, the benefit of the SSRI outweighed any risk. Not all anxiety meds have the same safety profile - for example you should definitely avoid Xanax during pregnancy. Talk to your doctor, because even among the SSRIs some are safer during pregnancy than others.  
94902 tn?1330483267
Thank you both for your input!  I am still trying to make the decision.
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