Increasing Number of Studies linking SSRIs Prenatal Exposure to multiple Side-Effects in Newborns

Up to 14 percent of pregnant women take antidepressants

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Up to 14 percent of pregnant women take antidepressants. Some experts think it’s time to reconsider widespread use of these drugs in pregnant women altogether.

Pregnant women often go to great lengths to give their babies a healthy start in life. They quit smoking, skip the chardonnay, switch to decaf, forgo aspirin. They say no to swordfish and politely decline Brie.

Yet they rarely wean themselves from popular selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants like Prozac, Celexa and Zoloft despite an increasing number of studies linking prenatal exposure to birth defects, complications after birth and even developmental delays and autism… ”

Continue reading Are Antidepressants Safe During Pregnancy?, Well.Blogs.NYtimes, by Roni Caryn Rabin, Sept 1, 2014.

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