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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?
10th-Feb-2008 12:40 am (UTC) - Meds and Pregnancy
When I was pregnant with my 2nd son, Koulston, (18mos old now) I had severe withdrawl symptoms from my meds when the doctor tried to take me off of them. It was horrible!!!!! So he dropped me down to the lowest dosage I could take and I was fine. My child was healthy and so was I. However, I do not think I will ever try to conceive again due to this problem. I got lucky with my baby, but next time I may not.
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