Congratulations on your pregnancy...............I have no experience with Lexapro and pregnancy. Sorry. I know it is always hard to find the answers to pregnancy questions as each person is different.
Best of luck to you.
there have been many studies of antidepressants during pregnancy and most report no problems for mother or baby, howebver, IMO, all antidepressants are heavy duty industrail strength meds
although the babies seem to go thru a withdrawl type reaction after birth
Post Edited (justkeepswimming) : 6/5/2007 8:26:41 PM (GMT-6)
Hi justkeepswimming...I wanted to reply to your post as well to let you know that when I was pregnant with my daughter 6 years ago, I was on 60 mg of Paxil. My daughter was healthy when she was born with no withdrawal symptoms and is still a perfectly healthy normal little girl today. I also just had a baby boy 2 months ago and took 75 mg of Effexor XR my entire pregnancy as well and he was born healthy with no withdrawal symptoms either. My PCP wanted me to go off the Effexor my last trimester too but my OB/GYN told me to stay on it because the benefits outweighed the risks. Also, my pediatrician told me that us moms have to take care of ourselves when we are pregnant and the babies will do just fine!
Hope this helps a bit as well. Congratulations and good luck to you on your pregnancy!!! Just remember, you are not alone and things will turn out fine!
I am so sorry about your baby and I understand how upset you are.
For those that don't know Tetralogy of Fallot (fuh-LOE) is an uncommon condition consisting of four defects within the heart structures of infants. Together these defects cause reduced blood flow to the lungs and mixing of blood from both sides of the heart. This results in oxygen-poor blood flowing out of the heart and into the body. Consequently, infants with tetralogy of Fallot usually have blue-tinged skin (cyanosis).
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