Our expert says:
Well, not having ever been pregnant, I can't give a personal response, though I'm sure other readers can. The issue of psych medication during pregnancy is highly intricate, and includes weighing up the relative risks of different medications and the very real risks of going UNtreated through such an episode ; and the nature of your bipolar disorder, and how it has previously responded to treatment, etc. So see a good local psychiatrist for a full assessment and advice based on the findings of that assessment. YOu are wise to have recognized this issue in advance, and so can have the lucury of planning sensibly before the pregnancy, so as to deal with it as well as is practical
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