Feeling Blue… While Pregnant
Pregnant women with depression have tough choices to make. Do they treat the depression with medication or skip the meds? How might either choice affect their baby?
What Should You Take When Pregnant?
The small amount of evidence available about medications and pregnancy makes it tough for women to make informed decisions. Fortunately, researchers are learning more all the time.
Dealing with Depression
Depression is a common problem, and based on recent research, shows no signs for becoming less common. Because of this, many people have either suffered from depression themselves, or know someone close to them who have dealt with the disorder.
Baby Language Linked to Mom’s Mood
One of the concerns about taking antidepressants while pregnant is the possible effects on the baby. Surprisingly, these medications may help a baby's language development.
Paralyzed by Fear on Friday the 13th
It's Friday the 13th ! Do you avoid ladders and black cats with a smirk and a wink? Or do you cower at home, truly worried about what might transpire on this superstitiously unlucky day?
Antidepressant Safety During Pregnancy
Much is still uncertain about what drugs are safe while pregnant, so deciding what to take or avoid may require a tradeoff. Such may be the case for a common group of antidepressants.
Antidepressants and Pregnancy: A Trade Off
Expectant mothers with depression or anxiety may debate whether to continue or cease taking their mood meds during pregnancy, and it appears their babies are likely affected either way.
Drug Safety Communication: SSRI use during pregnancy
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is updating the public on the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor ( SSRI ) antidepressants by women during pregnancy and the potential risk of a rare heart and lung condition known as persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn ( PPHN ).
Antidepressants Linked to Autism?
Taking antidepressant during the first three months of pregnancy could pose an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder for newborns. According to autism experts, women who take antidepressants should seek advice from their doctor or therapist.