The use of antidepressants during pregnancy is controversial. Proponents of expectant mothers continuing pharmaceutical treatment say that it lowers physiological stress and decreases the odds of postpartum depression. Opponents say there’s evidence antidepressants can cause birth defects and neonatal problems. Now a large-scale, fourteen-year study is offering evidence that antidepressants significantly lower risks of preterm labor, C-section and low birth weight. With so much potentially conflicting information, it’s paramount that each woman discuss her individual case with her doctor to find the right personalized plan. Did you stay on antidepressants during pregnancy? Where do you stand on this debate? Share your thoughts in the comments.
The Good and Bad of Using Antidepressants During Pregnancy
February 21, 2018