Bi-polar Medications and Conception

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Experts: 

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I want to begin trying to get pregnant but have some concerns.

I have Bipolar Disorder and am currently taking medications for the condition. Will these medications affect my ability to conceive? Also, will I have to stop taking my meds once I get pregnant?

ANSWER

It depends on what medications you are taking, so you should tell your prescriber that you plan to conceive and see what they recommend.

-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.