Safe use of electroconvulsive therapy in pregnancy.

  title={Safe use of electroconvulsive therapy in pregnancy.},
  author={Peter M. Yellowlees and Theodore Page},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  volume={153 11-12},
A 22-year-old woman who was 32 weeks pregnant was given a course of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) as a life-saving measure to treat a severe psychotic illness. The ECT was highly effective and careful monitoring of both the mother and the fetus demonstrated that this was a safe procedure.