what should I know about taking antidepressant during pregnancy?
Hi I am 26 years old and pregnant I am on medication for depression so what should I know about taking antidepressants during pregnancy?
@fatima Hi Untreated depression can be harmful to you, your fetus, and your baby after birth. The risks of untreated depression need to be weighed against the risks of the medication.
Studies suggest that most selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) do not increase the risk of birth defects. But researchers are still learning whether other antidepressants can cause certain birth defects. You and your ob-gyn can discuss which medication is best for you and your fetus.