Researchers from Canada find the risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn is increased for infants exposed to SSRIs in late pregnancy. Results appear in the British Medical Journal.
Grigoriadis, S., VonderPorten, E., Mamisashvili, L., Tomlinson, G.; Prenatal exposure to antidepressants and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn: systematic review and meta-analysis. British Medical Journal. Online January 14, 2014. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6932
Of further interest:
Risk of transient breathing difficulties in newborns of mothers on antidepressants (Medical Xpress)
SSRI antidepressants in late pregnancy increased risk of newborn pulmonary hypertension (Daily Rx)