Posted by leslieg on January 22, 2003, at 12:00:10
In reply to Re: lexapro and pregnancy » leslieg, posted by EGR on January 21, 2003, at 23:21:01
Because I'm 39, my husband is 46. Every month we wait adds to the risk of genetic birth defects, schizophrenia, etc. We're in couples counselling and talk about having a baby a lot. He really, really, really wants another one and thinks he'd be resentful for the rest of his life if we didn't (or, at least tried to). I'm A LOT more cautious, worried, etc. He's doing what he can to help figure out how to releive my stress, etc.
Life is one big balancing act...
> It's not worth either risk. You need to be healthy before you have a baby or you're not doing any of the 3 of you a favor. Why risk nutting out?... why risk harming the baby? A year isn't as long as it seems and it would be much better for everyone involved. Stay on your meds, post-pone the baby, and get pregnant in a year when you're healthy.