"Antidepressants can be used during pregnancy to treat ADHD if the benefits outweigh the risks," suggests Dr. Ritvo. There are also ways to care for ADHD that do not involve prescription drugs. "Non-pharmacologic ways of treating ADHD include exercise and psychotherapy and can be effective in treating the disease if medication needs to be avoided," Dr. Ritvo says. Other non-pharmacologic activities to help with relaxation and concentration include massage and meditation, which may relieve some ADHD symptoms as well as help you through your pregnancy and labor.
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