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s Lexapro Safe During Pregnancy?

When you're expecting, every decision you make can feel like it's under a microscope, especially when it comes to medication. Lexapro, a commonly prescribed antidepressant, often brings up a whirlwind of questions for pregnant women. Is it the safe harbor in the stormy seas of depression during pregnancy or a potential risk to the little one on board? Let's dive into the heart of the matter.

First things first, Lexapro, known generically as escitalopram, is an SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) that's no stranger to the spotlight in mental health treatment. But when it comes to pregnancy, the waters get murky. Some studies suggest that the use of SSRIs during pregnancy can be associated with developmental issues, while others argue that the benefits to the mother's mental health may outweigh the risks. It's a delicate balance, walking the tightrope between managing depression and safeguarding the…

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