Case report and review of the perinatal implications of maternal lithium use.

@article{Pinelli2002CaseRA,
  title={Case report and review of the perinatal implications of maternal lithium use.},
  author={Janet M Pinelli and Amanda J Symington and Kathryn A. Cunningham and Bosco Paes},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2002},
  volume={187 1},
  pages={245-9}
}
The purpose of this study was to review the use of lithium in pregnancy and its effects on the neonate. This was a case study and review of the published literature. Lithium is commonly used in the treatment of psychiatric disorders, specifically bipolar depression. Bipolar disorders that require treatment with lithium demand special consideration when the woman becomes pregnant. Reported neonatal problems with maternal lithium therapy include Ebstein's anomaly, poor respiratory effort and… CONTINUE READING