I am currently 22 weeks pregnant with a baby boy. Before finding out I was pregnant, I was prescribed adderall xr for my ADD to help me be motivated and focus at work. Once I found out I was pregnant, I stopped taking it. But, I did ask my doctor if it was okay or not okay to take it and he told me that he had other pregnant patients who were taking adderall on a daily basis, and have had patients in the past who took it their entire pregnancy and their baby was born fine with no mental or physical disabilities, etc, or anything bad. Just perfectly healthy babies. But I still decided not to take it anymore, even though my dr said it was okay. He didn't suggest to continue taking it, and he didn't suggest that I stopped, he just told me that it was 'okay', but me being extra curious, I recently started googling and reading other peoples's experiences and advice, opinions, etc..
Most of the things I've read were good: baby was born healthy, no mental problems, no physical problems, no pre-mature births or problems with delivery or pregnancy, etc etc etc.. But I did come across the few not so good things that were said about adderall, but again these are posts by patients, not professional doctors.
My question is, does anyone have any experience, advice or opinions they'd like to share about taking adderall while pregnant? I don't want to take it daily, or even take a full dose, I just have a lot to do and am extra-not-motivated because since I became pregnant, I've become a little clumsy and spacey, so I was going to try taking less than half one of these days coming up, but wanted some opinions first.
Of course I know the only person I can really ask or speak to about this is my doctor, but he is currently out until next month, but I did message his nurse and am waiting for a respond if she can give me any answer at all, but until then I am asking here in this post.
Any opinions, experiences, and advice would be much appreciated. Thank you for your time!