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I would like to appreciate your presence of mind as you have put forth a very important question.
I must tell you that most of the psychiatric drugs including the 3 drugs which you are on are Teratogenic that is they are capable of causing fetal malformations if they are taken during pregnancy.
So yes it can pose a threat to the developing fetus , if you continue with the 3 drugs --lamicitin, risperdal &venlor , during your pregnancy. But since there are no absolutes in this world , so these drugs may not effect the fetus ,afterall. But , we can not take such a chance.
So i would suggest you , that , once it is confirmed that you are pregnant , you should consult your psychiatrist and discuss the possible treatment options, the doctor may put your psychiatric medications on hold or may stop the 2 and continue with low dose mood stabilizer which may or may not be lamicitin, depending upon the doctors judgment. To add to your benefit since past 7 years you have had no episode , this makes it really positive.
Also consult your gynaecologist and provide all the necessary details about your treatment.
I wish everything works out really well for you.
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