Pregnancy & breastfeeding

Prescribing in pregnancy or whilst breastfeeding is a balance between the health of mum and baby

It may be appropriate to maintain a medication that the person is already taking and that works for her

The medications listed below are a guide to which are safer to start during pregnancy or breastfeeding

If more information is required call MIMHS at Canterbury on 01227 768929, Maidstone on 01622 722321 or Medway on 01622 729980

Additional resources

Best use of medicines in pregnancy website

KMPT Guidelines for the Management of Pregnant Women cared for in the Acute Service (CRHT and in-patients)

NICE CG192 Antenatal and postnatal mental health: clinical management and service guidance

SPS Safety in lactation: Antipsychotics

SPS Safety in Lactation: Anxiolytics

SPS Using tricyclic antidepressants during breastfeeding

SPS Using SSRI antidepressants during breastfeeding

SPS Using certain antidepressants during breastfeeding

SPS Depression: treatment during pregnancy

SPS Treating bipolar disorder during breastfeeding

SPS Treating opioid dependence during breastfeeding

Formulary medications