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I took two prescribed drugs for both pregnancies that were not in the "no risk" category. I did a lot of reading and talked to a lot of professionals to make the decision to stay on them.
I have epilepsy, and the risk to my baby of going off the medicine and having a seizure was higher than the risk to stay on. Research shows the % of babies born with birth defects while the mother is on this drug is about 1-2% higher than the average risk. Still under 5% so I took that risk.
I also have Crohn's Disease. The medicine I'm on is too new to say for sure it's 100% safe, but preliminary studies say it is. There is a bigger chance of something going wrong if I were to flare during pregnancy. And my Crohn's (bowel disorder) would come back with a vengeance if I went off the medicine.
I also did a lot of reading and talked to a lot of professionals about breastfeeding while on them, and decided to do it.