Kayla - posted on 08/05/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
So I went to the doctor yesterday for my monthly check up and I was telling her about how I have been feeling really down for the past 2 weeks or so. So she had me take a depression survey and come to find out that I am moderately to marked depressed. I guess this is something that can happen during pregnancy, but with my son I never had any problems like this. Not even postpartum depression. So she gave me a prescription for Zoloft and I really don't know if I want to take it. I did some research and and found that though the risk is low, but there can be some serious side effects to the baby after birth. But I also read that if I don't treat the depression, it can affect the baby too. So I'm stuck on what I should do. I really want to feel better, cause I can tell it is interfering with my relationship with my hubby and son. But I also don't want to hurt my unborn child. I guess I kinda want to get some of you other mothers opinion on this. If you have taken antidepressants while pregnant, have you noticed any effects with your children?