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Not sure if this is much help, but I know that I have read studies that showed it was more important to keep the mother even-keel mentally for the mental health of the baby.
Basically, if you go off your meds, whatever ups and downs you go through, your baby goes through and it can skew their brain chemistry forever.
I don't remember it mentioning lithium per se, but it did talk about prozac (what I took throughout pregnancy after reading and studying) and how its been around long enough to observe no real adverse effects. Lithium is the same way. I know lithium has been around along time and its unlikely that people have never taken it while prego.
In fact, often people don't know they are prego right away and so are on whatever meds they were taking and are passing that on to the babe without knowing.
I just wanted to reassure you that the best thing to do for yourself at all stages of ttc and pregnancy and post, is to keep your mind as even-keel as possible. Its the best for you AND the best for your baby!