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Parenting and Mental Health
Medication and pregnancy/breastfeeding 
9th-Feb-2008 01:53 pm
Medication can interfere with the healthy development of the fetus and be expressed in breast milk. Some people choose to go off their medication in order to safeguard their child. Other people stay on their medication for their own sake, knowing the risks.

Did you take medication during and/or after your pregnancy? If you do/did not take medication during pregnancy or post-childbirth, what effect did that have on your mental health? If you take (or plan to take) medicine post-childbirth, was your child born healthy? Do you breastfeed,  formula-feed, or some combination of the two?
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16th-Feb-2008 08:33 pm (UTC)
I was only diagnosed as Bipolar with SAD last year and my son was born in Sept 1999. I was the most well balanced and well I'd ever been during my pregnancy and the 15 months I breastfed for. I wasn't on any meds, although previously I'd been on Prozac and I went back on to it after stopping breast feeding. At that point I was only diagnosed with SAD however.
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