Taking Anti-depression medication while pregnant harms the baby’s heart
Pregnant women who are prone to depression should be wary before taking anti-depression medication. One study found that taking anti-depression drugs during pregnancy can increase the risk of children born with heart defects.
Professor Stephen Pilling explains that women who takes antidepressants during pregnancy have double risks of having a child with a heart defect.
So far, scientists and doctors believe that taking anti-depression drugs during pregnancy will not be a problem for the fetus in the womb. But Pilling said that it should be changed and straightened again.
“Mothers should be aware that they are causing more than the risk (if taking anti-depression medication). I do not think that in most cases, the risk is worth taking,” said Pilling, as reported by the BBC (23/??06).
Pilling explains that the baby’s risk of having heart problems at birth are two of 100 births. Meanwhile, when the mother take anti-depression medication, this risk increased to four out of 100 births. Pilling suggested that pregnant women who are depressed should not rush taking anti-depression medication.