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My wife, age 27 year undergoing ocd treatment since our marriage about last 3.5 years. She was taking sertraline .we are not planning for baby for this medication, thought once medication stops or reduced we will plan for a child. In the mean time I change my job and move to new city. We approach a new doctor, we explain all things to doctor, doctors advice’s to postpone our child planning for few months, and doctor wants result and wants to change medicine, prescribed flunil 40, clonil 25, rospitril 0.5. Last 20 days she was taking this medicine. Now problem is she missed her period and we check for pregnancy and found positive. Consult gynecologist, and gynecologist said it has been 34 days she pregnant. Please suggest what to do now, should we continue pregnancy? Or abort it and continue medication? As the medicines are not safe for pregnancy and it is going to our first child, I do not want to take any risk.

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Don't abort the baby. This is a condition like benefit over weights the risk. Just take a opinion to reduce your current dose along with information given to the doctor that she is pregnant and wait for the heart beat to come. Once it comes. Your gynaecologist will give support tablets to maintain your pregnancy. Confirm whether it's a healthy baby by 11 weeks by doing nt scan. There are more chance for early abortions and intrauterine growth restriction when on these medicines. So just a watch and if baby grows up well you can continue. Don't opt for abortion in the very beginning itself.
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Hi, data on use of these medications in pregnancy is limited but studies have not found an increased risk of malformations in the baby with their (fluoxetine, chlorpromazine and risperidone) use in pregnancy. A detailed scan to look at the baby’s body parts should be performed between 18-20 weeks of pregnancy. The medicines should be switched to single instead of multiple if possible after review by the psychiatrist. Also, the baby needs to be observed after birth as it may show withdrawl symptoms (irritability, increased body tone and crying) after birth if the mother is taking the medicines late in pregnancy.
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