I'm 32 and pregnant with my first child. I've been off and on anti-depressants for 10 years, but recently been managing with xanax. I understand it's a temporary fix to a larger problem but hated being on meds every day. When I found out I was pregnant I stopped taking all meds (xanax and hydrocodone, for chronic back pain). I'm going through a midwife for the pregnancy and trying to be as healthy and natural as possible, however, I have been isolating myself, not wanting to be around any friends because when I do anything social I have a panic attack. My midwife has urged me to see an ob/gyn to get on anti-deps or anti-anxiety meds but I'm fearful of the affects to the baby. I've also been in severe pain and have taken a couple hydrocodones. Does anyone have experience with anti-dep/anxiety and pain meds during pregnancy? I've tried to research it on line and find a mixed review on the drugs or that there isn't enough evidence.
Thanks in advance for your help!!