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#1 of 3 Old 04-04-2013, 01:00 AM - Thread Starter
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I haven't found ANY information on this so I guess i'll give it a shot..
I'm not on medication but have been dealing with bad anxiety lately. I'm trying to deal without any meds but if worse comes to worse and I do get on ad's would it affect my chances of giving birth at home or a birth center. I don't know if it would put the pregnancy at a higher risk or not.. I've been trying to look EVERYWHERE for info on this but nothing :/ I honestly don't see why it would affect giving birth at home (or center) rather than the hospital but I know midwives takes alot of precautions. Does anyone have an expierence with this?

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I'm not sure about how using medications (for whatever the reason) affect risk factors for home or birthcenter birth. But, what I do know is that there is a wealth of information on medications during pregnancy. 


I like Kellymom for some good, nonbiased, pro-women/mother, information on medications during pregnancy and especially breasfeeding.  You can also do a search here - there will be literally hundreds of threads on the subject. If you want, I could do a search for you and post a few threads - I'd be more than happy to. 


Also, perhaps just post a general thread in the pregnancy forums for more views/opinions and experiences on medications during pregnancy. 


Perhaps also just speak with your MW to see what she has to say. You may also choose a MW based on her experience with depression - I imagine that could be enormously comforting to you during this special time. 


Good luck in your search, Mama. I wish you well as your struggle with depression during your pregnancy (and in general) and BIG congrats on your pregnancy!!!  

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I only have my own experience to offer to here it goes:


I have dealt with depression and anxiety since before my first was born. I have tried many natural methods but for me, only prescription medication has brought relief. I have been on Zoloft for two pregnancies and nursed while on zoloft with zero problems for me or baby. I am planning my first homebirth and my midwives have no issues with me being on it. But keep in mind that every medication is different and what may work for me may not work for you. Zoloft is pretty safe for pregnancy and nursing but there are other medications that are not. I wouldn't hesitate to also see a psychiatrist if you can because they are often much more knowledgeable about medications while pregnant and nursing than other practitioners. (With my first pregnancy my OBs were CLUELESS).

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