Zoloft can cause many birth defects especially during the first trimester. If you can it would be best for your future baby to get off of it before you conceive, it would probably save you from a lot of worrying when you do get pregnant that there was an increased risk of something being wrong.
There are so many things wrong with this post.
"Zoloft can cause many birth defects especially during the first trimester"
Please provide proof of this. Because my psychiatrist and the FDA would disagree with you.
This is the kind of crap my last family physician told me to try to scare me into not taking lexapro. He's the one that told me to "stop worrying so much and I wouldn't have anxiety" (). He refused to give me my medication because he said it would hurt the baby. I was having multiple panic attacks a day and crippling anxiety over nothing at all. I wasn't able to eat or sleep. I begged him to help me and he refused. I ended up inpatient at the hospital because I was suicidal.
Bottom line - He was completely uneducated about mental illness and psychiatric medications and should have referred me to a psychiatrist who actually knew what he was talking about.
Anywho, Zoloft (and similar drugs like lexapro) are pregnancy category C. That means there are no controlled studies in human pregnancies. They believe that some infants may experience withdrawal symptoms when born (if the mother has taken the drug through pregnancy) but I have never read that zoloft causes birth defects in the 1st trimester. The FDA recommends discontinuing zoloft during the 3rd trimester if possible (not the 1st trimester, as you stated), but for some people that's just NOT possible.
"... it would probably save you from a lot of worrying when you do get pregnant"
Clearly you don't understand how mental illness works.That's all I'm going to say about that.