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Old 03-30-2012, 02:53 PM
 
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I'm pregnant, and It's the most magical thing that ever happened to me , but also the most tedious and exhausting. I've been felling really down lately and I don't know if I should take antidepressives. I've read about
prozac and pregnancy birth defects but I don't really know what to make of it. What do you guys say?

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Old 03-30-2012, 03:08 PM
 
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Feeling different during pregnancy is normal.

Being tired is normal.

Having fears, etc. is normal.

Everything about pregnancy is different from your normal life. The strangeness of it all will sometimes get to you and cause you to feel "down." Learn to accept it, for it will soon be over.

And for heavens sake....forget about things like antidepressives.

You are a different person now from what you were before. A lot of it has to do with hormone levels.
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Old 03-30-2012, 03:41 PM
 
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Talk to your Dr. about this. My concern would be PPD after you have the baby.

Bring this up to your Dr. at your next appt.
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Old 04-01-2012, 01:41 AM
 
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My older son's first two word sentence --- I was pregnant with his brother --- was, "Mama's tired."

What you are feeling is indeed normal.

Sabinerose is right. Do discuss any depression with your doctor. It may not require any medication, but it can be a warning flag for more than the usual "baby blues" when the hormones crash after delivery.
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:00 PM
 
Location: New England
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I'm pregnant, and It's the most magical thing that ever happened to me , but also the most tedious and exhausting. I've been felling really down lately and I don't know if I should take antidepressives. I've read about
prozac and pregnancy birth defects but I don't really know what to make of it. What do you guys say?
It's normal. Its know how you feel. To be honest I found NOTHING magical about pregnancy. I hate hate HATED it. From day one I wanted her out and I planned the pregnancy! All my gf's loved being pregnant and I didn't know what was wrong with me I just could find it in myself to enjoy peeing myself everyday.

I found myself highly depressed from being nauseous and vomiting over 8 times a day until well into the 30 week mark. Then developed diabetes , and oh the pain! Don't feel bad if your down or you do t enjoy what you are going through it's totally normal but talk to your doctor because it's the PPD that really gets u
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:09 AM
 
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After hearing about 45434132132136513050454121216546879879843516574869 commercials that go "if you took the anti depressent ____ while pregnant and your child has (insert horrible illness here) we can help you" I would NEVER EVER take any anti depressents while pregnant.
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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After hearing about 45434132132136513050454121216546879879843516574869 commercials that go "if you took the anti depressent ____ while pregnant and your child has (insert horrible illness here) we can help you" I would NEVER EVER take any anti depressents while pregnant.
Major depression has a significant mortality rate, so what you are saying is that a pregnant woman should refuse treatment for a condition that might kill her, which also kills her baby.

http://ww1.cpa-apc.org:8080/Publicat...ber/bonari.pdf

Fifteen percent of pregnant women with untreated depression attempt suicide, and there are other major complications of depression in pregnancy with significant maternal and fetal mortality.

OP should discuss her symptoms with her obstetrician, who can decide whether consultation with a psychiatrist is in order. The benefits and risks of medication can be discussed and a treatment plan developed.

It is possible to deal with depression in pregnancy, but it will not happen if OP hides her problems.

Unfortunately, OP has only posted once.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:10 AM
 
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Major depression has a significant mortality rate, so what you are saying is that a pregnant woman should refuse treatment for a condition that might kill her, which also kills her baby.

http://ww1.cpa-apc.org:8080/Publicat...ber/bonari.pdf

Fifteen percent of pregnant women with untreated depression attempt suicide, and there are other major complications of depression in pregnancy with significant maternal and fetal mortality.

OP should discuss her symptoms with her obstetrician, who can decide whether consultation with a psychiatrist is in order. The benefits and risks of medication can be discussed and a treatment plan developed.

It is possible to deal with depression in pregnancy, but it will not happen if OP hides her problems.

Unfortunately, OP has only posted once.

Im not suggesting anything I was speaking on a personal level. I would never risk my child having cerebal palsey (sp?) just because I was sad. But if its thats serious where the mom wants to kill herself (I hope this wasnt a planned pregnancy because why would youbring a child into that?) then sure go ahead and take the rx just know what your risking.
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:07 PM
 
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I would never risk my child having cerebal palsey (sp?) just because I was sad.
Suggesting that clinically depressed women are "sad" displays a woeful ignorance about depression.
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:16 PM
 
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First congratulations on pregnancy/baby. Is it your first?

Being pregnant the emotions go crazy. As I am sure you have heard, your hormones...depending on too if you have anything stressful or emotional going it could get intensified with the pregnancy hormones.

As for you taking medicine. That is one of the first things a doctor asks before they prescribe something. If it is something that you were already on, prior to getting pregnant, then you really need to talk to your doctor. That would be one of the first things. There were these shows, not sure if they are still on...but they were..Pregnant and...(whatever was going on/different with pregnancy). Anyway one show was about a lady that was on medication. The doctor kept her on the medicine because it was said it would cause more harm going cold turkey. BUT like I said, this was the doctor, and THAT (the doctor) is who I would ask. I am sure you wouldn't be the first to ask the doctor something like that.

Good luck and ask your doctor, they will know what is right for your situation.
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