Anti-Depressants Increase the Risk of Pregnancy Complications

Tools

By Molly Grady

Taking a certain type of anti-depressant during pregnancy could put women and babies at risk.

A study in the journal "Human Reproduction" focused on medications known as SSRI's. Researchers found those drugs increase the risk of miscarriage, pre-term birth, and neo-natal health complications.

Many women undergoing fertility treatments are also depressed and about 11-percent take SSRI's.

Doctors say those women need to be aware of the risks before taking that medication.



This content requires the latest Adobe Flash Player and a browser with JavaScript enabled. Click here for a free download of the latest Adobe Flash Player.

Poll

Which Restaurants Would You Most Like to See in Montgomery? (vote for one or more)

  • Benihana
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Chuy's
  • J. Alexander's
  • Landry's Seafood
  • P.F. Chang's
  • Romano's Macaroni Grill
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House

What's onFull Schedule

Hot Video From AP

AP Video