Women Who Take SSRI Antidepressants During Pregnancy Appear To Have Fewer Delivery Complications

HealthDay (8/12, Preidt) reports, “Women with a mental health disorder taking commonly prescribed” selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) “antidepressants during pregnancy appear to have fewer delivery complications,” according to research published online Aug. 4 in the American Journal of Psychiatry, a publication of the American Psychiatric Association. After examining “data from more than 845,000 single births in Finland between 1996 and 2010,” researchers found that expectant mothers taking SSRIs were less likely to give birth prematurely or undergo a cesarean delivery. The infants born to these women, however, “may have a higher risk of problems, such as breathing issues.”

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— “Antidepressants During Pregnancy Have Benefits, Risks: Study,” Robert Preidt, HealthDay, August 11, 2015.

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