” The issue of the safety of antidepressants in pregnancy has never been more important as more and more women of childbearing age take these medications and exposure rates during pregnancy increase worldwide. The topic really is not that complicated. It’s just common sense that serotonin plays a crucial role in fetal development. The antidepressants cross the placenta, into the developing fetus, and chemically alter that serotonin system. So it shouldn’t surprise us that animal and human research is showing harm… ”
By the same author: More Bad News On Antidepressants And Pregnancy, commonhealth.wbur, June 12, 2012.