Are anti-depressants safe for mums-to-be

Dr. Renu shared her advice on the use of anti-depressants during pregnancy in the following story published on The Indus Parent.

“Artemis Hospital’s senior consultant, obstetrics and gynaecology, Dr Renu Raina Sehgal feels a decision to use antidepressants during pregnancy is based on the balance between risks and benefits. Overall, the risk of birth defects and other problems for babies of mothers who take antidepressants during pregnancy is very low. Still, few medications have been proved safe without question during pregnancy, and some types of antidepressants have been associated with health problems in babies.”

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