Taking Antidepressants? Your Children Are At A Risk!

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Research has shown that pregnant women who take antidepressants twice during their entire pregnancy are 37% more likely to have children suffering from speech and language defects.

The drugs include Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft, Lexapro and Celexa, all belonging to the category of SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors). SSRIs are prescribed in multitudinous mental disorders. However, the SSRIs can cross the placenta and affect the fetus in a number of ways.

To begin with, SSRIs result in long-term cognition impairment in fetus. Other outcomes include low birth weight babies and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn. 

Depression during pregnancy needs to be addressed without a doubt, the result must not come at the expense of damage to your child. So if you are pregnant, do not pop pills without consent from an authorized physician. Remember, a single wrong step might wreck your baby’s health.


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