Hi, I am newly pregnant and just withdrew off my good ol Lexapro - I did love it. I am not happy to be on any med, of course, but have experimented off and on over the years, and frankly, my quality of life is much better on the pills. Very few, if any, side effects compared with other meds I have tried.
I am a big believer in hitting depression from all sides. I take the pills, take the fish oil (yay fish oil!), go to therapy, eat right, stay mindful of exercise, and stay connected with my community - all of these things are equally important to me to managing sneaky depression that takes all the fun out of everything.
Definitely don't want to feed it to my embryo, though. I feel lucky that I have all these other things in place - I recommend this approach to anyone considering meds - they can't do the whole job alone.
I would encourage anyone who is considering meds to experiment. Life is too short to miss because I am feeling crappy.