There's been a lot of media attention in the past few years on the risks of taking antidepressant medications during pregnancy. These are often referred to as SSRIs, which stands for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Some research has revealed significant risks, including miscarriage, preterm birth, complications in the newborn period, and perhaps an increase in developmental delays, includ... ››› more
According to a new study in the BMJ, taking antidepressants during pregnancy may lead to a small increased risk of birth defects.
Researchers don't advise women to stop taking drugs entirely - but they do warn against certain ones - such as Paxil and Prozac.
Researchers warn that depression can be very serious, especially during and post pregnancy, so women can't just stop taking their medic... ››› more
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