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Old 11-07-2013  
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Default Are antidepressants taken while pregnant dangerous to the unborn child?

Are antidepressants taken while pregnant dangerous to the unborn child?
I've heard that from a friend that anti-depressants are a no-no during pregnancy as it increases the risk of autism in babies. Is it true? If so, then why do moms still take these while pregnant? Are there specific anti-depressants that are confirmed safe by practitioners? This is undeniably alarming.
 
Old 11-09-2013  
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Default Re: Are antidepressants taken while pregnant dangerous to the unborn child?

Unless prescribed by the OB GYN herself, it's safe. This goes not only to antidepressants but to all med categories.
 
Old 12-05-2013  
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Default Re: Are antidepressants taken while pregnant dangerous to the unborn child?

I've read somewhere that anti-depressants cause stillbirths. Scary stuff.
 
Old 12-06-2013  
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They say that it causes autism.
 
Old 12-07-2013  
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I've read somewhere that anti-depressants cause stillbirths. Scary stuff.
That's truly scary! Then again it's the doctor who will decide on weighing things with regards to this matter. This is very sensitive. I remember our Pica thread...
 
Old 12-12-2013  
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Default Re: Are antidepressants taken while pregnant dangerous to the unborn child?

Thanks for your inputs. I was just curious as to how moms could deal with this challenge during pregnancy. It's just sad that weighing up is done. The life of the baby shouldn't be compromised. But in this matter, who is to blame anyway? Pity.
 
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I think as with any type of medicines, there's some sort of danger taking antidepressants especially during pregnancy.
 
Old 12-15-2013  
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Default Re: Are antidepressants taken while pregnant dangerous to the unborn child?

Yes they are!! But I've heard of the safe ones good to be taken during pregnancy.
 
Old 12-18-2013  
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I've read somewhere that Pamelor is safe while pregnant. I've taken note of it so I could post it in here, LOL! Hope that helps!
 
Old 12-21-2013  
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No matter how doctors claim that some are safe during pregnancy I still believe it poses a risk to the baby. Well unless the mum has a tendency to hurt herself then it should be highly imposed.
 
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