05-22-2012 05:43 AM
Ok, since NO ONE is in 1st trimester, and I recognize a few people in here, I have a question that may get an answer. (BTW, I used to be 100%proudmom before the layout change)
I just found out I am 8weeks with #4, and it was a surprise. I have been on the mini-pill since dd was born in July 2010. I have also been on depression meds since the fall. I am worried about all the meds in my system and how it could effect the baby. When I got pg with dd, my dr took me off my depression meds, but I wasn't that bad then and it didn't bother me. I am worried about stopping them this time. Any one else on depression meds before or during pregnacy? And does anyone know if the bc could have caused any issues either? I am waiting to see my Dr, but would love some reassurance from someone who has been there, or knows someone who has.
05-22-2012 05:40 PM
05-28-2012 06:31 AM
Hi there. First off, congrats. and I'm sending you lots of (((VIBES))) that everything is OK with your babe and you.
Re. the meds., there are a lot of babies born as a result of their moms being on the pill, and from what I've googled, it doesn't necessarily mean there will be problems. pill info
The pill we take today is also generally less potent than the ones they had many years ago (which is why you have ot be careful to take it the same time each day, etc.)
Some anti depressants are not recommended during pregnancy, so I would get an appt. asap with your Dr. If you're on one that's not recommended, they could try switching you to one that's considered safe.
Best of luck and hope to see you in here again!
Natalie, Jeremy (4), and Mason (2.5), EDD 13 Oct
05-28-2012 06:46 AM
Call motherisk. Honestly, the pill, especially the minipill is not likely to cause any problems. As for antidepressants, the only risk that I have seen is a baby with a heightened risk of depression themselves (and that might have nothing to do with the meds and everything to do with having a parent who suffers depression). However, the people at motherisk will have a much more expert opinion. Do call them. They may suggest you switch meds, and they may not. Prozac, I hear is often prescribed during pregnancy, and is considered among the safest antidepressants.
Again, though, I would call motherisk, I found that they often know much more about pregnancy/med interactions than doctors and even pharmacists.