Lexapro is a drug that is used to treat depression and anxiety in adults. In some cases it has been used to treat depression and anxiety in children who are above 12 years of age. Its use in pregnancy is rather controversial and medical professionals are advised to prescribe the use of this drug only when the benefits outweigh the risks of not having the drug. Users must be monitored when taking it, as it is known to cause more depression in users who are making use of it for the first time, especially those who are in their early 20’s. Usually, not right thinking medical doctor will prescribe this medicine for the treatment of depression in a woman who is pregnant woman. What happens is that a woman who uses this anti-depressant will get pregnant while using lexapro. Cessation of use is also very closely monitored and users are never advised to cease using this drug once they discover they are pregnant unless under the supervision of a medical professional. Cessation of use is just as risky, as users are known to have a relapse and sink further into depression. It is also know to pass to the breast milk of the mother when she is nursing.