Can a pregnant women take xanax?


Actually, it depends on your personal circumstances. Severe anxiety/panic issues can put you at risk for pre-term labor, miscarriage, pre-eclampsia, and other serious problems that can affect the health of your unborn child. It's a matter of weighing the risks vs. the benefits. This is a matter you should discuss with your doctor to determine if the benefit of taking anti-anxiety medication outweighs the risks. Benzodiazepines are not known to cause birth defects, but there is the risk that your baby could suffer withdrawal symptoms after birth. This can be avoided by taking the medication only when absolutely necessary, or by tapering down the dose before delivery. Definitely discuss with your doctor whether the drug is necessary for your own well-being, as your baby's health depends on yours, both physically and emotionally.