Usually I post these kinds of things only on my Facebook page (Catholics and depression). However, this deserves more attention. A review of published studies reveals that there is an “elevated risk of miscarriage, preterm birth, neonatal health complications,” and other problems associated with the use of a particular class of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI). The results appeared online in the journal Human Reproduction on October 31, 2012 (two days ago).
The link is below. I encourage you to read it. However, I also caution you not to panic. An “elevated risk” for problems during pregnancy exists with the use of MANY medications, not just antidepressants.
The point in my posting this is to remind you not to assume that there is NO risk when using SSRI’s (or other medications) while pregnant or seeking to become pregnant. Weigh the risks versus benefits carefully with your doctor. Also, don’t forget that medication is not the only means for battling depression.
In the end only you can determine what is right for you. Discern well with all options on the table.
Picture by Petr Kratochvil, public domain, http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/hledej.php?hleda=pregnancy
Source: Science Today