Pregnancy is hardly a cake walk: It’s stressful, emotional, and anxiety-inducing for many women, especially those who already suffer depression. A new study shows that women who take antidepressants while pregnant may have a higher risk of miscarriage – and it isn’t just one particular drug.
Scientists at University of Montreal reported in the Canadian Medical Association Journal that women who are taking the most commonly prescribed antidepressants have a 68% higher risk of miscarriage than those who aren’t on antidepressants. Use of several types of antidepressants was linked with higher risk of miscarriage, but the highest risk seems to be when women combine two or more classes of antidepressants. To make matters more complicated, some researchers say that part of the risk could stem from the depression itself, not just the medication.
We wonder what the best treatment is for expectant mothers who suffer from anxiety and depression – have you ever been on medications or supplements while pregnant?
via TIME Magazine