Should you stay on or get off Zoloft while pregnant?
August 26, 2005 5:18 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for advice and anecdotes about Zoloft and pregnancy.
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My wife has been taking Zoloft to treat what was a suicidal depression for the past four or five years. Combined with some initial counselling to learn how to think happy thoughts all over again, the meds were quickly and completely successful, and she's never been happier.
As prosperous, well-adjusted early-30-somethings, we'd like to start a family soon. However, there doesn't seem to be a lot of information out there about the risks associated with taking Zoloft during a pregnancy. Our doctor has indicated that there's a risk that the baby might be stillborn, but that there hasn't been a lot of research done.
My wife faces a dilemma - come off the Zoloft, and risk falling back into depression under the pressures of being pregnant, or stay on the meds, and risk a complicated or failed pregnancy.
I'd like to hear from women who've done either. What was it like being pregnant with or without Zoloft? Did you come off / go back to the meds while breastfeeding? What have your doctors told you about the risks?