Join Date: May 2005
Location: small town, southeast
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Hi. I hope it's ok, I just cut-and-pasted my response to a previous thread below, because it's relevant:
I have taken effexor through ivf, 2 pregnancies, nursing and now tandem nursing. I also took paxil through ivf, the 1st pregnancy, and nursing.
I think the question you have to ask yourself is: really, how good is it for a fetus/newborn/infant/small child to be exposed to a severely depressed mom for any extended length of time? I really didn't want to bathe my fetuses(feti?)/babies/kids in my own sadness and despair, and I didn't want to risk neglecting them because of distorted perspective and preoccupation with my own sad thoughts.
I have 2 bright, healthy kids, developing normally as far as I can tell. And I haven't felt like the world would be better off without me in several years now!