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Therapy of bipolar disorders

Can I become pregnant and will I be able to nurse my child?

Especially for women: Every possible pregnancy must be clarified! The administration of medications during a pregnancy is a serious problem; therefore, it must be recommended that no unplanned pregnancies should occur.

Many medications have a negative effect on an unborn child. In addition, the pregnancy and the time afterward are considered to be a period associated with particularly great risks for afflicted mothers. Becoming pregnant and suffering from a bipolar illness, also when undergoing treatment with a medication, are naturally not mutually exclusive and should only be planned, because of the reasons cited above, so that nothing stands in the way for the development of a healthy child and the stability of the mother. Nursing the child is often possible without any problems, in part also in spite of receiving such of a medication.

Particularly in regard to advice concerning such a condition, it is absolutely mandatory that your physician plans this situation together with your gynaecologist.

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