Antidepressant drugs use during pregnancy : Not safe

Who says antidepressants in pregnancy are safe?

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Prenatal exposure to antidepressant drugs was linked to ADHD In children in a 2014 study.

Four countries have done nine studies on the effects of antidepressants during pregnancy or breast feeding. They found that newer and older antidepressants can cause premature births, and increase the risk of cardiovascular interventions such as heart surgery in early childhood. In addition, newer antidepressants could also cause withdrawal symptoms, respiratory problems, and neurological problems.

Six counties have issued a total of 15 drug regulatory warnings on antidepressants causing severe problems for newborns. They warn of:

  • Newer antidepressants causing seizures,
  • Wellbutrin, Cipralex, Luvox, Remeron, Effexor and Zyban increasing the risk of a life-threatening lung condition in newborns,
  • Zoloft and Celexa causing withdrawal symptoms and increasing the risk of a life-threatening lung condition in newborns,
  • Paxil and Prozac causing withdrawal symptoms and increasing the risk of cardiovascular birth defects and a life-threatening lung condition in newborns

Read Antidepressant Drugs Are Not Safe During Pregnancy—No Matter What the Pharma Shills Say, by CCHR International, November 4, 2010.

In 2014, a study found that antidepressant use in pregnancy was associated with higher risk for ADHD in children, another found a link to ASD and developmental delays in boys  another found that pregnant mothers may be unknowingly predisposing their infants to type 2 diabetes and obesity later in life,.

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4 thoughts on “Antidepressant drugs use during pregnancy : Not safe”

  1. Wow. This is a tough one for me. I have three children. I was on Effexor through all 3 pregnancies. Not taking an antidepressant for me is not an option if I want to have any kind of a productive day. I would prefer not to have to take them at all. But I was 35 years old when I had my oldest, and 41 when I had my last, so there were all kinds of issues anyway.

    I do believe it is better to be as chemically unaltered as possible during a pregnancy.

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