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Sat, Nov. 24th, 2007, 04:06 pm
cherryb0m: Abilify and pregnancy?

Hi I am new here. I am 25w1d with my 3rd baby and I have struggled with moodswings, depression & anxiety for a really long time... I started taking Abilify before I became pregnant but was not on it long enough to feel much of an affect. I stopped taking this med. once I learned I was pregnant because I did not feel comfortable taking any kind of medication during my pregnancy.

Recently I've decided I wanted to be put back on a mood stabalizer because I feel helpless and out of control. My dr. put me back on Abilify. I have not taken it yet. My dr. told me she has not heard of any affect on the baby during a woman's pregnancy while on Abilify... could this because there is not enough evidence? Are there any women in here who have taken Abilify and had perfectly healthy babies?

Sun, Nov. 25th, 2007 12:18 am (UTC)

From what I knew Abilify was a newer drug, so i dont expect they have much evidence on it. I'm currently taking Zoloft, which is one of the ones that they deem "safer".
When I found I was pregnant I was taking cymbalta, and my shrink wasnt happy to keep me on it as its a newer drug.

Mon, Nov. 26th, 2007 02:48 am (UTC)

Lamictal is a good mood stabilizer for after the first trimester (earlier it can cause cleft lip, but once you hit the second trimester all that stuff's already formed.) My doc has me on it and it's helped a lot. It's been studied more than the newer drugs, like Abilify, which makes me feel better. Something to consider.