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Category : Lisette Rodriguez-Cabezas, M.D.

Is It Safe to Take Psychiatric Medications While Breastfeeding?

One in seven women will face postpartum depression, and many will require medication to recover. Naturally, those that face this illness often find themselves wondering: Is it OK for me to take medication while breastfeeding?

Pregnancy and Depression: Myths and Facts

Having a baby is supposed to be a joyous time, and for most it is, but for some women who experience depression during or after pregnancy it a distressing and difficult time. An estimated one in seven women develops depression (postpartum depression) within the first few weeks of having a baby.