Me and my husband are thinking of trying for another baby in may 2014, both on antid'sI and on 40mg of fluxoteine and 15mg of mitrazipine, husband is on 40mg of fluoxetine, will it harm a devloping baby? We lost our 1st baby 2 hours after birth due to T18 wlso known as edwards syndrome or trisomy 18 , and both defloped depression, we want to start a family again in may 2014
Hi, stacey! First let me say how sorry I am for your loss. My brother was a Down's baby and he only survived a short while.
I think you need to seriously discuss your plans with your OB/GYN (geneticist?) and prescribing doctor. You only need be concerned with meds YOU take during pregnancy. Prozac is a little more iffy, but both are generally only used during pregnancy on a benefit~vs~risk basis.
Of course, you also don't want to wait to long to try again as the mother's age is a crucial factor with Trisomy 18.
Here are a couple links you could read before talking with your doctor(s).
I wish you the very best, stacey! WCV
- Fluoxetine Information for Consumers
- Fluoxetine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Fluoxetine (detailed)
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