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Taking medication for depression during pregnancy

By | 2016-10-05T06:45:49+00:00 April 17th, 2011|Categories: Depression/Anxiety, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Here's an article on MSNBC regarding the use of antidepressant medication during pregnancy: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42612381/ns/health-pregnancy/ Dr. Steph says: Many decisions in life are determined by measuring benefits vs. risks. Would the mother's depression, if left untreated, negatively impact the well-being of her fetus? Would the mother's untreated depression negatively impact the way she cares for her infant [...]

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Study finds antidepressants carry very low risk to fetuses

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:15+00:00 June 28th, 2007|Categories: Depression/Anxiety, Medication|Tags: , , |

Two studies being published in the New England Journal of Medicine did not find a link between birth defects and the mothers' antidepressant use. A total of almost 30,000 infants and their mothers were studied. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19464132/ For many, the benefit of being healthy outweighs the risk of stopping medication. Untreated depression can cause stress and possible [...]

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