January 4, 2013

Antidepressants During Pregnancy Won’t Lead to Stillbirth, Infant Death, Study Says

By Logan Lafferty

Antidepressants won't increase an expecting mother's risk for stillbirth or having a baby that dies during infancy, a new study shows…Some earlier studies have suggested a low risk of limb deformities or rare lung and heart problems in newborns from taking certain classes of antidepressants, notes The Mayo Clinic. Other studies have found depression can be harmful to a newborn, so the benefits of taking antidepressants outweigh any low risks.

CBS News by Ryan Jaslow

Tags: antidepressants, CBS News, depression, infant death, newborn, Psychology and Psychiatry, Research, stillbirth, Women's Health

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