Treating depression is a major problem for expectant mothers

by fpw | May 11th, 2011

May 12, 2011

No doubt upon learning of their pregnancy, mothers’ priorities, habits, and even lifestyles may change so that they can better care for themselves and their babies. Have you given up an unhealthy habit because of pregnancy? Imagine if something you had to give up was treatment for a mental health condition.

This is a dilemma that some mothers are facing after research has shown an increased risk of birth injuries as a result of use of SSRIs to treat depression, according to the Citizens Report.

While many people experience depression and get treatment for it, many pregnant women are re-evaluating their course of treatment if they take SSRIs. Due to the risk of birth injuries associated with commonly prescribed antidepressants such as Paxil and Zoloft, some mothers may seek other forms of treatment.

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Do you suffer from depression or take Zoloft or Paxil while pregnant? Did your child suffer birth injuries as a result? Tell the birth injury lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough Attorneys at Law about your loss.