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Re: How can I protect myself? judy1

Posted by Cam W. on December 16, 2001, at 0:06:12

In reply to How can I protect myself?, posted by judy1 on December 15, 2001, at 21:59:01

Judy - I am surprized that with all of the recent literature saying that lithium and valproic acid (with folic acid), if levels are watched properly, are reasonably safe to use during pregnancy. I have several studies stating that lithium, valproate, and some of the SSRIs, in a risk v benefit scenario, are now recommended in at risk pregnant mothers. Hmmm....

In any case, for your sake, as well as your baby's, do keep your docs informed of any changes in mood. You are less likely to lose your baby to the state if you are up front about your condition. Asking for help for yourself will show everyone that you are looking out for the best interests of your baby. It might be wise to tell the docs of your concerns about losing the baby, even for a short time. See what kind of help that they can offer you.

Good luck, hang in there, and keep us posted. - Cam




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