Is Ambien Safe During Pregnancy

Cynthia Flynn's picture
Experts: 

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I take Cymbalta 60mg daily and Ambien 5 mg daily. My OB said this was ok. She said that usually they try something like Zoloft with pregnancy, however, it was Category C like Cymbalta. Also, I have read some things about Ambien not being shown to be harmful but I just want to be sure.

ANSWER

Of course we prefer that women take no medication during pregnancy, but some women do need medication, and the two you mention are both prescribed regularly during pregnancy.

-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.