I can't find much of value on this...well, everything from 'the benefits outweigh the risks', to 'causes serious problems for babies'. One piece of info that seems universal is that it's not recommended at all for last trimester (when it is most likely to cause problems for baby).
Anyone with good articles or any experience with Lexapro in pregnancy? This prospective client is currently taking 10mgs. She has come through 2 other pregnancies on low-dose Paxil, later discovered the addictive quality of Paxil and got off it this year after some 4-5 yrs of use. New pregnancy (before she knew she was pregnant) brought back her anxiety in force, and lexapro was dx'ed.
It all seems to boil down to a faulty thyroid, now in process of being explored. But for the meantime, debilitating s/s of anxiety drive her to use some SSRI to be able to function.