Study: Link between antidepressants and birth defects

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Monday, July 13, 2015

A new study is revealing more about anti-depressants and the potential impact they can have on unborn babies.

The study by the CDC found a slight increase in birth defects in babies born to women taking Paxil or Prozac in the months before getting pregnant and during the first trimester.

It did not find an increased risk with other drugs such as Zoloft, Celexa and Lexapro.

The study doesn't prove Paxil and Prozac cause birth defects.

Women should not stop taking the drugs without first talking to their healthcare provider.