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19 Jan 2004

Falling pregnant
We want to start a family, but I have some concerns. I have a history of depression -will this be heridetary? I am on an anti depressant, how will this effect the child? What supplements can I take from the beginning to ensure optimum health?
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01 Jan 0001

Depression can be heriditary. This does not mean that your child will have it, but there is a higher than normal risk. If you are on Prozac, this will not affect the child, though a slightly higher miscarriage rate has been found in some studies. It would be a good idea to take folate tablets while you are planning a pregnancy.

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