When you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, always talk to your therapist about continuing your medication or not. It is best to tell your therapist about planning to become pregnant beforehand, so that possible changes to your medication can be planned at the right time.
Can you take antipsychotics during pregnancy?
Have you experienced before that your problems got worse in the period prior to your pregnancy? Then you are advised to keep taking antipsychotics before AND after your pregnancy. This way the risk of relapse and another psychosis can be prevented. However, not all antipsychotics can be taken during pregnancy, so always talk to your doctor first.
With breastfeeding, be careful what kind of antipsychotics you are using and talk about this to your doctor and obstetrician (midwife). Some medicines are known to be passed on to the child through breastfeeding. For a lot of medicines the advice is therefore to stop when breastfeeding. Never do this on your own, but talk to your doctor and obstetrician about the risks and ask for the support that you need.