11 March 2021

Psychotropic Medications in Pregnancy

Clinical Drugs Women

Dr Terri Foran and Dr Debra Kennedy discuss the potential effects.

In this episode:

  • Whether you should stop (or change) an antidepressant drug if a woman wants to fall pregnant?
  • The problems associated with applying conventional drug categories to drugs used in pregnancy
  • What range of problems are associated with the use of Lithium in pregnancy?
  • Where to get the best advice on potential effects of drugs used in pregnancy and while breastfeeding?

Host: Dr Terri Foran, sexual health physician; Conjoint senior lecturer, School of Women’s and Children’s Health, UNSW

Guest: Dr Debra Kennedy, clinical geneticist and paediatrician; Director of MotherSafe

Total time: 25 mins

Recommended Resources:
– MotherSafe
– Beyond Blue
– The Gidget Foundation Australia
– Post and Antenatal Depression Association (PANDA)
– The UK Teratology Information Service
– ‘BUMPS’ – Best Use of Medicines in Pregnancy Patient Leaflets
– MotherToBaby

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