Can taking Citalopram affect my chances of getting pregnant?

Hi,
I would be really grateful if someone could get back to me with a reliable answer as I have searched the web and many people have said different things about Citalopram and pregnancy.
Well, basically, I am 24 years of age, I have been taking 20mg of Citalopram for the past 6 months and trying to get pregnant at the same time, me and my partner have been trying for a baby for a while now, before I started taking Citalopram, probably around 10 months ago we started trying and not been able to conceive yet.
Taking into consideration I was taking Microgynon 30 for around 8 years, however I stopped taking this nearly a year ago now so I don't think it will have anything to do with that?
I'm just wondering if there is still as much chance of getting pregnant taking this as if I wasn't on this medication? I would like to carry on taking Citalopram but obviously if I fell pregnant I would have to go talk to my doctor about what to do.
I am just concerned that it might be affecting my chances of getting pregnant?
I have just started taking Folic Acid as I have heard this is a good way of improving your chances of conceiving. I'm guessing it is ok to take Citalopram and Folic acid?
Would be very much appreciated if someone could get back to me ASAP.
Thank you for taking your time to read this.
EmmaJayne89
Asked Oct 07, 2013
Hi there, your question jumped out at me as I also take citalopram and of course want kids in the future.
So I had a look around the web and I cant find anything about citalopram affecting your chances of getting pregnant though it can have some side effects while you are pregnant, here: http://www.drugs.com/pregnancy/citalopram.html
So all I can suggest is to try to keep your mind off having a baby as the stress of wanting a baby can decrease your chance of getting pregnant. Also try to focus on the romantic side of your relationship with your partner, give each other massages and make all your 'tries' into a romantic love making session, not just a process you have to do to get pregnant. You're still young so im sure you'll be able to get pregnant soon, but if youre really worried, try asking for a reproductive health investigation from you dr. If anything is wrong, it'll show you and it can be dealt with and if theres nothing wrong, great! it'll put your mind at ease knowing theres nothing wrong and im sure with that peace of mind you'll have a baby in know time! Best of luck!
jaybird1306
Answered Nov 04, 2014

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