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Can I Become Pregnant if I Have Schizophrenia?

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Q. I was diagnosed with schizophrenia 2 years ago and I would like to know if I can be pregnant when I have schizophrenia. Is it possible for me to be pregnant?

Can I Become Pregnant if I Have Schizophrenia?

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Barring any unexpected medical issues, you can have a diagnosis of schizophrenia and physically become pregnant. Having schizophrenia in no way makes you infertile or less likely to conceive a child. There are no physical ramifications or repercussions that occur in females that would prevent you from getting pregnant while you have a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Medically speaking, you are just as likely to become pregnant while being schizophrenic.

I am not sure if I answered this to your satisfaction but I would encourage you to write in again if you have a followup or a more nuanced question. Thanks for writing.

Can I Become Pregnant if I Have Schizophrenia?

Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW

Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist and Assistant Professor of Social Work and Forensics with extensive experience in the field of mental health. She works in private practice with adults, adolescents and families. Kristina has worked in a large array of settings including community mental health, college counseling and university research centers.

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Randle, K. (2018). Can I Become Pregnant if I Have Schizophrenia?. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 20, 2019, from
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