This Commentary About Pregnant Women Taking Depression Medication — Unplanned Pregnancy or Not — Is Illuminating, But Is It Definitive? You Decide.
(Click any active link in the excerpt below to go to the full article. Note that the author doesn’t seem to report any conclusions about actual dangers of continuing medications into pregnancy until about halfway down the page. Skip to there if you are impatient.)
“Stigma, fear and lack of knowledge may lead women to stop treatment prematurely (often upon discovery of an unplanned pregnancy). Discontinuing medication, especially when it is done abruptly, can expose women to a host of other problems.WBUR”
This really is a difficult issue. We at AGAA urge every pregnant woman to exercise caution and wisdom in every case when medication is indicated for her, but might harm her baby.
If you are pregnant, unmarried, and don’t feel ready to parent this child, please call us to see how our experience can help you: