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Parents of lost babies and potential of all kinds: come here to share the technicolour, the vividness, the despair, the heart-broken-open, the compassion we learn for others, having been through this mess — and see it reflected back at you, acknowledged and understood.

Thanks to photographer Xin Li and to artist Stephanie Sicore for their respective illustrations and photos.

ttc | pregnancy | birth after loss > Zoloft During Pregnancy?

We were cleared to start trying again at 6 months. Its been 8 and my husband and I talk about it but we don't act on it (still using condoms so its mutual).For my husband, he only wants to give my eldest daughter a sibling so timing isn't an issue for him. I want them to be closer in age so I want to start asap but again not acting on it

If I am honest with myself part of the issue for me is having to go off Zoloft. I was depressed throughout my pregnancy and long that I didn't even realize there was anything wrong. Now that I am back to some form of my old self I am not sure I am ready to give it up

On the other hand, no matter what all the doctors say, I refused to even take Tylenol during my pregnancies. I am not sure I can bring myself to stay on Zoloft but wanted to hear your experiences. Anyone here stayed on Zoloft? How was it?
January 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJ&A's Mom
Hi J&A's mom, I started Zoloft a couple months after losing our daughter and stayed on it through my rainbow pregnancy with my son and through his first year (he just turned one). I stayed on it because it helped me so much: it made easier to get myself out of the house, for a walk, a swim, a visit with a friend. We kept the pregnancy under wraps from everyone but I think 3 friends who lived near us, we didn't tell our families until after 20 weeks...and it was the right decision for me. One of the things that helped my decision was what my MFM asked when I asked about staying in it: he said, what are you like when you're not on them? He said the risk is so small, if you feel better with than not, it's better for you and the baby overall. It's a tough decision to balance these risks when you've had this kind of loss. It sucks that you have to even think about it. Sending you some quiet and peace to help figure it out.
January 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAB
Thanks AB. My doctor suggested I go off it for the first semester then back on. I am terrified that the emotions will rush back in. Its been nice having the weight lifted off my shoulders. We will see how it goes! Thanks for sharing your experience.
February 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJ&A's Mom