Prozac during Pregnancy

Cynthia Flynn's picture
Experts: 

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
My doctor says that I should keep taking Prozac while I am pregnant, but my husband and I are worried it could cause side effects. Is this drug dangerous for my baby?

ANSWER

I agree with your doctor.

Depression is a potentially fatal disease, and you should not subject your baby to that risk. If you don't really need the medication, that's another matter, but if you do, prozac is relatively safe for pregnancy.

-- Cynthia, CNM