Just wondered if anyone else has been in the same/similar situation whilst pregnant. I've suffered from serious mental health issues from my early 20s including anorexia (for which I was in hosp for 1 year) and depression. I've always wanted a baby, having previously been told due to my history of anorexia that it maybe a problem. Then in jan after one month of trying I'm pregnant!! Initially I was so happy and I still am and this is a much wanted baby, however over the weeks I've been becoming mre and mre depressed, not sure why, a mixture of things I think, body hanging, fear of becoming a mum, the unknown of how life will change and my want to be perfect. Medical professionals ave been suggesting anti depressants for a couple of months (I was 60mg fluoxetine per preg but came off them before preg) but I've refused up until now then last week following thoughts of self harm I decided to take them. I'm so worried I'm going to harm baby through taking them despite reassurance they're ok. Also worried about breast feeding - I'm on 50mg sertraline a day.
Congratulations on your pregnacy! I am currently TTC, and take 10g or sertealine daily. It is the safest to take during pregnancy, and I know that without it I would be utterly miserable! I think in the end it is a balance, and you have to weigh the risks now to you versus potential risk in the future. Sound like by taking it you are doing the right thing!
FWIW, I have no qualms about taking the sertraline whilst TTC (and will do so through pregnancy FX) as it keeps me functional and coping with my depression and PTSD!