Friday, December 21, 2007

A Healthy Girl is Born!

Last Saturday, December 15 at 8 p.m. my new daughter was born. She was perfect in every way. The model of health. Which is such a relief. During this whole pregnancy I was worried that the medication I take to control my bipolar disorder (Lamictal) or the medicine I take to control the hyperemesis (Zofran) would affect her -- even though statistically they are safe.

An interesting thing happened -- I had a nurse whose daughter was on Lamictal during her pregnancy. Her daughter has actually been part of a research study on Lamictal use during pregnancy. She told me her daughter has heard as part of this study there are trying to get Lamictal classified as a Cat B drug instead of the current Cat C classification.

She also told me that her daughter used Lamictal while breastfeeding and had no issues. Which was nice to hear since I too am now breastfeeding.

I'll post soon about -- my emotions towards the end of the pregnancy and also about how I felt after the birth.

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