The research literature reveals that antidepressant use in pregnancy poses considerable risks to the fetus and the long-term health of the child. These risks include preterm birth, birth defects, abnormal brain development, and behavioral abnormalities in early childhood.
Editor’s Note: This list was last updated on December 26, 2022.
Adam Urato, an Ob-Gyn, presents an online course on this subject.
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