Risks have to be considered...
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.
I understand that you are concerned whether the medication that you are on could cause problems if you get pregnant. As a general rule, it is better to avoid any medication in the first 3 months of pregnancy
. But sometimes, if there is a necessity, certain medication can be used with caution during pregnancy.
The decision whether to continue the medication or not during pregnancy will depend on how severe your psychiatric problems were and whether there is a significant risk of relapse of those problems if the medication are stopped.
Among the medication that you have mentioned, Valproate
has a risk of causing birth defects and hence it is better to avoid it, unless it is absolutely indicated. Chlorpromazine
have relatively much less risks.
So, I would suggest that before you get pregnant, you discuss with your psychiatrist
about adjusting / altering your medication so that the safest treatment plan can be decided on.
Wish you all the best.
Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar MBBS., DPM., MRCPsych.(U.K.)