When Mom Pops
The debate continues over whether women suffering from depression should take antidepressants while pregnant.
Two studies published recently in theNew England Journal of Medicine
report an increased risk of babies being born with potentially fatal birth defects when moms pop Paxil, Prozac or other SSRIs during their first trimester.
The defects occur in about one in 2,500 births. “We are talking about very small risks,” one expert is reported as saying in a story that hit the news wires last night.