Study: Common anti-depressant doesn't increase risk of stillborns

9:40 PM, Jan 3, 2013   |    comments
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(CNN) - There's been contentious debate whether women should take anti-depressants during pregnancy.

Now, there's promising news from the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Researchers say taking a common type of anti-depressant does not increase the risk of having a stillborn child or losing an infant early in life.

SSRIs, like Zoloft, were the anti-depressants studied.

Data was taken from 1.5 million newborns and their mothers from Northern Europe. Researchers concluded there was little difference in those who took the medication and those who didn't, in terms of delivering a stillborn baby or death before its first birthday.

Of course, talk to your doctor and don't stop or start taking medication without their supervision.


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