Antidepressants during pregnancy might increase risks

May 30, 2012 2:46:39 PM PDT
More questions are being raised about antidepressants during pregnancy.

A new study finds that when moms-to-be take them during pregnancy their babies may be more likely to be born early or have a seizure soon after birth.

The findings in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology add to evidence linking antidepressants to certain pregnancy risks including small size.

Scientists say the safest course is to stop using antidepressants during pregnancy if possible.