Not sure if this is the right board to post this on, but here goes: Does anyone know the actual risks (numbers/statistics) to the fetus of going on an SSRI while pregnant?
Some background.... I am 16 weeks pregnant with my first child, and having the most horrible anxiety and depression. I have a history of anxiety (had taken Lexapro and before that, Celexa on and off for 10 years, but stopped before TTC), but this depression is new to me. I quit working two months ago due to nausea and anxiety, and am alone all day while hubby is at work. Despite being in the second trimester, I am still feeling regularly nauseated, which, combined with a long-standing phobia of nausea and vomiting, keeps me in the house all day, usually confined to the bedroom. All this nausea, anxiety, and being stuck in the house alone so much has combined to make me horribly, horribly depressed.
My OBGYN wants me to talk to my GP about going back on Lexapro, but I am so afraid of harming this little baby. I have read about the risks of all three SSRIs (birth defects to the heart, lungs; premature birth; infant withdrawal symptoms; etc.), but can't seem to find the actual statistics anywhere -- and I have looked. Does anyone out there know? (i.e., going on Lexapro increases the risks of heart defects from 1 in 1,000 to 3 in 1,000, etc.)
Re: SSRI risks while pregnant? (Lexapro, Prozac, Zoloft)
Me: 33, DH: 32
TTC: 2 years
Fertility blood tests all normal
3 day ultrasound 17 follicles
HSG: 11/13/13- tubes open
DH SA: SUPER sperm (145 million, 84% motility, 22% morphology)
All infection disease and immunity blood tests NORMAL
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IUI #2 B2B 6/23 and 6/24, three mature eggs and 130 million sperm! FX this is the month! BFN 7/8
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