Anti-Depressants Increase the Risk of Pregnancy Complications

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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.



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