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July 29th, 2013, 02:47 PM
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I flipped out when I found out I was pregnant b/c I was on Sertraline & had been for a long time. My OB said Zoloft/Sertraline is one of the antidepressants OB's like to prescribe pregnant women (if needed, of course). So I continued with it, and delivered a healthy baby 9 months later. I actually had my dose increased later due to some serious post-partum depression - and I was nursing! It helped SO much.

No negative effects here. I've seen the lawsuit commercials about anti-depressants and side effects. Personally I think those commercials are bunk but when you're a panicky first-time mom with PPD, it is nerve-wracking.

My suggestion is to discuss your concerns with a Psychiatrist who holds an MD (can prescribe) as well as your OB. Do NOT go off your medication cold turkey w/o medical supervision!

Good luck.
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