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Im on medication for depression and anxiety. Also occasionally I have a sedative in case I go bizzercerz. Would that hurt my child more than stress would?
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Pretty much everything you've listed should not be taken during pregnancy. My wife won't even take Advil, as per doctor recommended, but this is a question best asked to your doctor.

My advice? Kick the pills. If caffeine and Aspirin can hurt a child, imagine the effects of anti-depressants.
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Honey, talk to your doctor.  If you have prescriptions that you need, you can't just unilaterally stop taking them.  Tell your doctor what you are taking, and ask about the effects of each one on pregnancy.  He or she will be able to advise you on what is dangerous and what is not, and will be able to prescribe alternatives if they exist.  Don't do this on your own.
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You do not need to just "kick" the pills. Medication for depression and anxiety cannot just be stopped on a whim. You need to talk to your doctor about the severity of your depression/anxiety and see if the risk of not taking it outweighs the benefits of taking it. I know that some anti-depressant meds are OK during pregnancy because my friend took something for her anxiety the whole time she was pregnant with her son. For her, the benefits of the meds outweighed the risk. Her Lil boy is a happy, healthy soon to be 3 year old. Just talk with your doctor:)
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Notify you pharmacist that you are pregnant and have them look at your current meds. They will be able to tell you if any are bad during pregnancy.
13167 tn?1327194124
I agree with calling your doctor of pharmacist.

But honestly,  I don't think anyone knows whether meds for anxiety/depression harm a child more than a mother being off her meds, more than a child genetically receiving genes that cause depression and anxiety.  

I'm not sure you're going to get a clear answer from any source.
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