Can Zoloft Hurt Your Chances Of Getting Pregnant?

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Zoloft, also known as Sertraline, is a very common antidepressant and antianxiety drug that many women are on. However, many women are concerned with how Zoloft will affect their chances of getting pregnant. It is a very complex question.

Going off of antidepressants or antianxiety medication is a big decision, and it is always something that should be discussed at length with a woman’s doctor before a choice is made. While no conclusive studies have shown that antidepressants affect female fertility, one study did show that they do have an effect on male fertility.

many-women-are-concerned-with-how-Zoloft-will-affect-their-chances-of-getting-pregnantIn theory, it would probably be best to discontinue the use of antidepressants while trying to conceive, but it is important to remember that depression and anxiety are real problems which can sometimes be very hard to deal with without medication.

Therefore, this is a real risk versus reward scenario, where women must work closely with their doctors to determine if going off of the medication would be the best choice. This is also a conversation that women must have with their doctors if they do become pregnant as well, since some antianxiety and antidepressant medications can actually harm a pregnancy.

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Larissa Belanger, RN

Ms. Belanger has 20 years of experience in women's healthcare and nursing, including labor and delivery, postpartum and antenatal. She is passionate toward improving both maternal and fetal outcomes of high-risk obstetrics patients.