Pregnancy & Antidepressants

Posted on: 4:12 pm, January 15, 2014, by , updated on: 07:25pm, January 15, 2014

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(London, England) Expectant mothers who take antidepressants may be jeopardizing the health of their unborn babies.

A new study in the British Medical Journal shows some women who take antidepressants known as SSRIs late in pregnancy could deliver babies with breathing difficulties.

Doctors say the problem is rare, but that expectant mothers need to be told about the risk.