Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy

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A new study finds the use of antidepressants during pregnancy has no long-term effects on children.

British researchers say children whose mothers took antidepressants had a slight but insignificant delay in gross and fine motor skills compared to their peers.

Another study found that untreated prenatal depression was linked to behavior problems in children that were not seen among those whose mothers took antidepressants.

Experts say it’s important to consider the benefits and risks of any medication during pregnancy.

Antidepressant use was linked to an increased risk of post partum bleeding in mothers.

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