Antidepressants and Pregnancy

Although taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) while pregnant has been found to be safe for the fetus, a recent study published in the American Journal of Psychia- try suggests that SSRIs can raise the risk of premature birth by 5 percent.

The study authors warn moms-to-be not to skip taking Prozac®, Zoloft®, or Paxil® if they truly need the medication. Maternal depression can also harm the fetus.

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