Discussions that mention xanax

Pregnancy board


it varies from doctor to doctor. Some doctors think anxiety meds are safe during pregnancy and some don't. I would think gravol or dramamine would be safer than like Xanax or something, but who knows.

Anyway, I posted on another topic like this a few days ago. I really have not heard of anyone that has had problems with their pregnancy while taking anti-anxiety meds (although I'm sure there are a few out there). I think some doctors are just in the "better to be safe than sorry" boat because there are is no conclusive evidence of whether or not it harms your baby. HOWEVER, there have been many studies that show that a mother's anxiety and depression does have negative effects on the baby, so sometimes continuing your meds is a better choice.

I know I will not be able to go without at the very least an occasional xanax when I get prego, so if my doctor tells me "no way" I will seek a second opinion.

Good luck in whatever you decide.
Gravol is a class B drug, but here's what it says about fetal risk:

"No adequate human data but suggested possible association with cardiovascular defects and inguinal hernia in 1st trimester exposure.
Has oxytocic effect on uterus, may induce uterine hyperstimulation and fetal distress.
Exposure to antihistamines in general during the last two weeks of pregnancy may cause retrolental fibroplasia in premature infants."

Category B means:

Controlled studies done on animals in reproduction do not indicate risk to the fetus.
No adequate and well-controlled studies done on pregnant women.

In general, no one can make a comment like, "I think Gravol would be safer than Xanax" unless one is a pharmacist or other medical professional. Each drug reacts differently with the system and may cause byproducts to be formed, etc.