My best friend has just been diagnosed with anxiety disorder this last week. She and her husband of a month are trying to start a family. I was wondering how this will affect her and the unborn child when she concieves? What about medication? Is there any that are safe to take? I'm just worried she is getting into something she can't handle with her not having her anxiety in control. Epecially if it will hurt an unborn fetus.
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replied November 14th, 2005
Re: Pregnancy And Anxiety
Hi,

i know a few girls that have anxiety and some of them got better with their pregnancy and others that needed to be on medications, theres no problem taking meds when pregnant ,but she needs to see an especialist to give her the right ones..

Good luck to both of you

brenda
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replied November 14th, 2005
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Thanks for replying. I will talk to my friend about it. Do u think it would be a good idea for her to talk to a doctor about it and get on the right meds before she actually concieves?
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replied November 15th, 2005
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My anxiety started after the birth of my daughter. Now I have it well under control and I would say that I am 95% cured just through - relaxation, exercise, diet and positive thinking.

I was scared to have another child because of the anxiety after my first but she is now 18 months old I am on no medication - except herbal remedies (chamomile tea, herbalife products) all which are suitable for a pregnant women.
So now my husband an myself are looknig to start trying agin in a years time! I am already so excited.
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replied November 15th, 2005
Yes you she should talk to her doctors first, but im sure she can have a baby with no problems, she just need to see a good doctor

good luck
brenda
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