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September 21, 2019

Are Psychiatric Medications an Option While Pregnant and Nursing?

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3
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Dr. Kristin Lasseter
Reproductive Psychiatrist

There is so much miscommunication around taking medications during pregnancy and while nursing. The reality is that few doctors are thoroughly trained in reproductive psychiatry and many moms gets misinformed when it comes to medication to their mood and anxiety medication. Listen in to today’s episode where Reproductive Psychiatrist  Dr. Kristin Lesseter gives research based information about medication during this precious time and shares resources where you can confidently fact check your medications prescribed by your doctor.  

What You'll Learn

  • About Dr. Kristin Lesseter and how she came to specialize in reproductive psychiatry 
  • Whether medication is a treatment option for anxiety and depression during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding 
  • At what point a mom might consider medication
  • The professionals who specialize in managing and overseeing the medications of pregnant and postpartum mothers

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Dr. Kristin Lasseter
Reproductive Psychiatrist

Kristin Lasseter, MD graduated cum laude from Southwestern University with a Bachelors of Science in Biology prior to attending medical school at the Long School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Lasseter excelled in medical school and was awarded membership into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. After receiving her Medical Degree, she completed Psychiatry residency at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin where she served as Chief Resident. She additionally spent time training in Reproductive Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston prior to starting Austin's first Women's Mental Health clinic in her fourth year of residency. 

After graduating residency training, Dr. Lasseter started the Reproductive Psychiatry Clinic of Austin. She also serves as the Medical Director of Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas, and is the director of perinatal psychiatric consultation services at St. David’s North Austin Women’s Center. In 2018, Dr. Lasseter was awarded the Association of Women Psychiatrists Symonds Fellowship for her efforts and dedication to advancing Women's Mental Health in Central Texas.

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