Pregnant and depressed

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Registered: 03-18-2008
Pregnant and depressed
Thu, 01-19-2012 - 12:24pm

Hi, I'm new here and looking for support.

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Registered: 10-10-2007
Thu, 01-19-2012 - 8:48pm

Welcome to the board!

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Registered: 01-20-2005
Thu, 01-19-2012 - 11:04pm

Hi and welcome to our board.

Congratulations on your new baby!

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Registered: 01-21-2012
Sat, 01-21-2012 - 6:21pm
Hello airforcewife, I just wanted to share with you the information I know about the medication. I take cipralex which is suppose to be another name for lexapro, and I was very concerned about it's effects on pregnancy when I do get married, since it looks like I'll be stuck with it because getting off it didn't help, so I asked lots of Qs about it and I asked different doctors, and they all assured me that this medication is safe during pregnancy. Moreover, please remember that guilt is a huge part of depression, so just keep reminding your self you are feeling guilty because you are currently depressed, NOT because you did anything wrong. And I know your life seems perfect in your head therefor you just don't understand why this is happening to you, I felt the same way when I was depressed, but that's depression you know, it doesn't make sense, however what does make sense is that you can overcome it and may you do soon. Best of luck :)