How to Proceed
"For drugs like Adderall, I see if the patient can function without the medication and if the answer is yes then we stop use in pregnancy," says Dr. Francis. "If they can't, then we discuss potential effects to the baby and how to best monitor for negative effects in the pregnancy. For example, growth scans to assess fetal weight, non-stress tests to assess fetal well-being, etc. As with any Class C drug, it should be used if the benefit to the mom outweighs the risk or potential risk to the fetus."
If you have decided to stop taking Adderall in pregnancy but are worried about how to cope with your ADHD, there are other alternatives to try throughout pregnancy that you should discuss with your doctor.