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Pregnancy and Lithium

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October 31st, 2011, 03:07 PM
Join Date: Oct 2011
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Hello everyone,

My husband and I would like to become pregnant, but I take Lithium daily. Has anyone been on this medication while pregnant and is willing to share her experience? I know it has its risks, but statistically the risks are not that huge. Any information or guidance would be appreciated.

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October 31st, 2011, 04:58 PM
Super Mommy
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Hopefully some one can come by and help I wasn't Dx. until my son was 4. but nice to meet you.
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November 3rd, 2011, 12:32 PM
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Nice to meet you as well!
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November 3rd, 2011, 02:33 PM
Super Mommy
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I would think you should probably search for a high risk doctor that has dealt with epilepsy and pregnancy because most mood stabilizers are anti-convulsive drugs though lithium is not. So working with the pdoc and high risk obgyn may help a lot.
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