For women who use medication, being pregnant can raise a lot of questions and concerns. “Should I discontinue stimulants when I am pregnant?” “Is it harmful to my developing baby if I take ADHD medications during my pregnancy?” “What are the risks both to me and my baby if my ADHD goes untreated?” “What is the best way to manage my ADHD during pregnancy?”
Researcher Lin Li and her colleagues investigated all currently published evidence about the safety of ADHD medication use while pregnant. Based on that they concluded that using ADHD medication during pregnancy does not seem to have any serious consequences for the mother or her children. However, they also acknowledge that the current evidence on this is still limited and can be biased by confounding results (read this blog) by Lin Li about the problems with ‘confounders’ in research).
Is it safe to use ADHD medication during pregnancy? – by Lin Li https://mind-the-gap.live/2020/05/12/is-it-safe-to-use-adhd-medications-during-pregnancy/
Is maternal excessive weight or obesity prior to pregnancy a risk factor for ADHD? – by Lin Lin https://newbrainnutrition.com/is-maternal-excess-weight-or-obesity-prior-to-pregnancy-a-risk-factor-for-adhd/
Li, L., Sujan, A.C., Butwicka, A. et al. Associations of Prescribed ADHD Medication in Pregnancy with Pregnancy-Related and Offspring Outcomes: A Systematic Review. CNS Drugs (2020). https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40263-020-00728-2