Swedish researchers find, in a study of all women giving birth in Sweden from July 1, 2005 through December 31, 2009 that those taking antipsychotics (n = 507) were more likely to experience gestational diabetes. Their children were more at risk for low birth weight, length and head circumference, but these results “seemed to be an effect of confounders, such as smoking.” Results appeared in Archives of General Psychiatry.
Boden, R., Lundgren, M., et al; “Antipsychotics During Pregnancy: Relation to Fetal and Maternal Metabolic Effects.” Archives of General Psychiatry. July 2012, Vol. 69(7):715-721
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