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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 > So anxious PAL

Hi everyone. I’m at the beginning of the third trimester in my pregnancy after losing my daughter at full term. Everything is going ok, except my anxiety is OUT OF CONTROL. Both my ob/gyn and my therapist say it’s fine to start Lexapro, which I take normally when I’m not pregnant. I feel like I’m giving up and I’d love to spare my unborn baby from any drugs - however, I can’t live like this anymore. Have other people taken SSRIs during pregnancy?

Thanks.
May 14, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterAnon
Hi Anon, yes I stayed on a very low dose Zoloft through my rainbow pregnancy and the first year of my son’s life. It helped and my MFM said my mental health was key to my son’s overall health too. He’s a thriving 3.5 year old.
May 15, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterAB