On Thanksgiving Day, my husband of 6 ½ years told me that he didn't want to be with me anymore. I soon found out that he was cheating. Right now, I am about 6 months pregnant and I have been very depressed. We have a 5-year-old son and he has been acting up because of everything going on. My husband wanted me to leave the house, so I did. My son and I live with my parents and I am finding it very hard to cope with this.
I explained the situation to my doctor and he prescribed Prozac for me, but I do not want to take it while I am pregnant. Can you suggest anything else?
What an awful story! I am so very sorry.
Prozac is considered safe for pregnancy, although Zoloft has been studied a little more, so that is what I usually prescribe. I hope you have found a good counselor who can help you through this. It would probably be a good idea to get a lawyer to advise you as well. I know it is hard, but do try to tell your baby and your son every day that you love him or her. This is not their fault or yours.
-- Cynthia, CNM