Moms & Meds: Navigating Pregnancy and Psychiatric Medication is a documentary film that explores the options women face when they want to have children, but take psychotropic medication for...
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Moms & Meds: Navigating Pregnancy and Psychiatric Medication is a documentary film that explores the options women face when they want to have children, but take psychotropic medication for mental illness. The film follows multiple women who are dealing with this issue. Other interviewees include doctors, advocates and family members who influence, and are affected by, these decisions. The film focuses on the personal stories of the women, and the many facets, both positive and negative, of making such decisions. It addresses the struggle and emotional turmoil, as well as the hope and perseverance of the featured women, and advocates for their ability to make the best individual and personal choices for themselves and their families.Written by
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Compasionate exploration of ethics and medicine for families
Dina Fiasconaro's "Moms & Meds" gets high marks for courage and frankness about this delicate topic. She is able to draw out the most intimate fears and travails from a number of compelling interview subjects. Even more compelling is that Fiasconaro participates as a subject in her own documentary. She offers a frank glimpse into her own life and the anxiety that arises when parents with mental illnesses agonize over the question of having children. Medical experts weigh in on the difficulty therapists and physicians have in dealing with the combination of pregnancy and depression, and other disorders. For those that truly need medications, but are legitimately concerned about the possible effects of the meds on the unborn child, this doc will shed much needed and compassionate light on this most difficult dilemma.
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