Many pregnant women in the 1990’s were told that antidepressants did not affect their unborn child. Some of these antidepressants were Prozac, Celexa and Lexapro. Since 2017, the British Medical Journal and other journals have published data to the contrary. The first study to look at the adverse effects of these drugs in the first trimester was done in 2017 with greater than 18,000 participants.
The study revealed that those women who took antidepressants in the first trimester have risk of having children with cardiac, musculoskeletal,, craniofacial and digestive problems, A uncommon syndrome craniosyntosis- where the skull does not properly form was found.
It has been recommended that if a women discovers she is pregnant and on an anti depressant, consult your physician immediately. Do not abruptly stop this class of medications.
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