I'm on meds, but didn't take any when I was pregnant, which was over 8yrs ago. Back then, my depression wasn't as bad as it is now, so I hadn't even begun taking medication until after my daughter was over 2 and I had finally quit breast feeding. I tried getting off meds once because I was thinking about getting pregnant again, but my depression finally got the worst of me and I couldn't handle only using herbal/natural remedies. So, to date, I am back on meds. (I take Lexapro) I wasn't too keen on the possible side effects for the unborn child, so my husband and I made the decision to have only one child. You really need to talk to your doc and work closely with his/her directions. Depression isn't anything to snuff about and for some people, meds are definitely needed. I don't know if one med. is better than another, but perhaps your doc can put you on a low dose of something to ease your side effects, as well as, lessen the possible side effects for your child. I wish you the best.