Cosleeping on medications
Hiya. I have been considering going on antidepressants sometime after this little one comes. I've been depressed on and off for about 10-11 years. I had a nice long relapse during my pregnancy and postpartum period with my son but I've been "down" most of the time since 2012.
I bedshared with my son. He slept right up against me every night. He still likes to crawl in bed with us sometimes at 3.5. I'm expecting again in October, won't start the medication until after the baby comes (to spare him any withdrawal), and am not feeling comfortable with the idea of bedsharing the same way until I am very sure the effects the medication are going to have on my alertness. I may postpone starting them until 6w PP to be sure the baby is gaining well and to separate regular postpartum feelings from medication side effects.
Does anyone have any experience with this? What did you do to keep your baby safe while you took medications?
This Mommy and Military Daddy are loving their son.
DS born Dec 2010
Pregnant with #2, having another