2018 anxiety

Determining the safety of continuing anxiety meds while pregnant

Today I had my appointment with the doctor who prescribed my anti-anxiety and anti-depressant medications.  I’ve been nervous about this appointment because I wanted to know the risks and benefits associated with my continuing medication while expecting.

bunch of white oval medication tablets and white medication capsules

Things have definitely been easier and more emotionally stable for me being on the medication.  I feel like a better mother, wife, and woman than I have felt in a long time.  That being said, as the pregnancy progresses I’ve felt the familiar anxiety I felt before when my hormones were out of whack.  I know that recently when I take a bit more of my medication, I feel much better so I wanted to discuss maybe upping the dosage as a standard, but ONLY if it won’t harm the baby.
I was more than relieved when the doctor not only gave me the assurance of remaining on the medication, but said I had plenty of room to adjust dosage as needed since we started off on such a limited dosage.  I am so thankful.  I feel much better and will be making sure she and my future obstetrician are on the same page when it comes to the baby.

I’m so glad I had that conversation.


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