Whether or not you should take Trazodone during pregnancy is a decision that should be discussed with your doctor based on your need for the medication, your level of insomnia, and your response to other nonprescription medications.
Trazodone is an antidepressant, and due to its sedating properties, it’s also sometimes used for sleep. Limited data on its use during pregnancy suggests it doesn’t increase the risk of birth defects.
For up-to-date information on the safety of medications in pregnancy, see www.reprotox.org 1
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Dr. Nathan Fox, MD, OBGYN
Nathan Fox, M.D., is a board-certified OB-GYN with a specialty in maternal fetal medicine. He completed medical school and residency at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and his fellowship at Weill Cornell Medical College, both located in New York City.