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Decisions about whether to continue stop or change medication in pregnancy or breastfeeding are not straightforward.

You shouldn't stop medication without discussing this with your doctor.

If you are taking medication for a mental health problem it's best to get advice before you get pregnant. However, many pregnancies are unplanned and many women do not realise that specialist advice is available before you get pregnant. If you are already pregnant ask your GP or psychiatrist for advice. To book a specialist appointment 

The following resources may be helpful:



















The Royal College of Psychiatrists

Mental health in pregnancy leaflet includes a list of things to consider when weighing up the risks and benefits of medication in pregnancy or breastfeeding

Leaflets on lithium and antipsychotics in pregnancy


Best Use Of Medicines in Pregnancy


Information about individual medications in pregnancy

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