Danielle Jonas Reveals She’s Staying on Anti-Anxiety Meds While Pregnant
Women who struggle with anxiety and depression on a regular basis are forced to confront a tough decision when they become pregnant… whether or not to continue with anti-anxiety medication throughout their pregnancy.
There is some data that shows that taking medication could potentially affect the baby, but going without it might not be good for the mom. Danielle Jonas, Kevin Jonas's wife, faced that dilemma and ultimately decided to stay on anti-anxiety meds throughout her pregnancy.
Jonas, who announced her pregnancy in July, explained in a recent interview that while she felt calm in the beginning of her term, her anxiety has increased in the last month or so.
“Honestly, working out has really helped. It makes me feel good,” Danielle revealed to Fit Pregnancy. ”I am still taking anti-anxiety medication, but at a really low dose. They say if your body is stressed out, that’s not good for the baby, so I figured this was the best thing for me.”
When asked about it in a follow-up interview, the reality star said, “It was a hard decision and in my head I'm like, was it still right? Or was it still wrong? But I can just pray that she's OK," she explained.
The American Psychiatric Association and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommend that moms speak to their doctors before determining possibly or not to stay on any medications.
"It's hard, I give credit to all moms who have to go through it," Jonas added.