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(Toronto Sun)   New study finds that antidepressants used during pregnancy can be safe. Taking triple the dosage once the baby is born? Still questionable   (torontosun.com) divider line 19
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2013-01-03 11:27:12 AM
study was about whether they were causing miscarriage. it did not examine teratogenic effects - which are the ones most people are concerned about.
 
2013-01-03 11:39:06 AM
What if your fetus is depressed? Nobody likes a sad fetus.
 
2013-01-03 11:48:52 AM
Can't wait for the lawsuits to hit Fark...
 
2013-01-03 11:58:38 AM

Kazan: study was about whether they were causing miscarriage. it did not examine teratogenic effects - which are the ones most people are concerned about.


My wife was on antidepressants, but stopped taking them when we started trying to get pregnant, specifically out of concern for birth defects. She really should've stayed on them. She was absolutely miserable throughout the whole pregnancy - and I was a real basket case too, because she would get so stressed she would stop eating or make herself throw up, so I would freak out, which would make her more stressed, which would make me more stressed...

In the end, the baby came early and spent some time in the NICU. When that happened, I literally went insane.

So yeah, we probably should have both been medicated. You've gotta look at the benefits and the risks.
 
2013-01-03 12:15:33 PM

Lord Dimwit: Kazan: study was about whether they were causing miscarriage. it did not examine teratogenic effects - which are the ones most people are concerned about.

My wife was on antidepressants, but stopped taking them when we started trying to get pregnant, specifically out of concern for birth defects. She really should've stayed on them. She was absolutely miserable throughout the whole pregnancy - and I was a real basket case too, because she would get so stressed she would stop eating or make herself throw up, so I would freak out, which would make her more stressed, which would make me more stressed...

In the end, the baby came early and spent some time in the NICU. When that happened, I literally went insane.

So yeah, we probably should have both been medicated. You've gotta look at the benefits and the risks.


Autism-SSRI link

lithium is teratogenic.
 
2013-01-03 12:27:18 PM
Yeah, but that's when you really need it!
 
2013-01-03 12:56:41 PM
I'm going off my self-medication in preparation for being a parent, so these replies are making me sadder.
 
2013-01-03 01:21:53 PM

Lord Dimwit: You've gotta look at the benefits and the risks.


Don't marry a crazy broad
 
2013-01-03 01:23:13 PM
Well, looks like we're getting more cats then.
 
2013-01-03 01:24:27 PM
Mother's little helper.

What a drag it is getting older.
 
2013-01-03 01:39:12 PM
I think the father can and should load up on antidepressants both during and after the pregnancy.
 
2013-01-03 01:39:18 PM
I've vaporized marijuana as an antidepressant for a couple of years. So far, I can say that I'm a much happier person, have more friends now that I'm not grumpy all the time, and my arm pits smell like super skunk ganja when I don't put on enough deo. Not to mention I have a healthier diet -- how that worked out, I'm not sure. The munchies junk food guilt can only be tolerated for so long, I suppose.
 
2013-01-03 01:40:51 PM
Antidepressants for for pussies.

Either be happy, or kill yourself.

...Or don't. It's really none of my business.

/Too depressed to care.
 
2013-01-03 02:09:48 PM

rocinante721: Lord Dimwit: You've gotta look at the benefits and the risks.

Don't marry a crazy broad


so... don't get married?
 
2013-01-03 02:23:07 PM
They can also result in respiratory distress in newborns. Still, I'd rather have a mom on antidepressants than a depressed/suicidal mom.

/midwife
 
2013-01-03 02:32:09 PM
I'm not sure how anyone can think that a chemical that changes their own brain chemistry will not affect the developing baby.
I wonder who paid for that study.
 
2013-01-03 04:33:45 PM
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2013-01-04 01:25:36 PM
sharetv.org
 
2013-01-04 02:44:05 PM
Great, one study that says they're safe. Just like the dozen of studies that say climate change is not happening. Now the companies can claim that the science isn't in. I'm so excited for the chances of the class action lawsuit now.

Sad Story Bro warning.

My wife took Zoloft during pregnancy, one twin was perfectly fine, the other twin had one of the worst cases of Alobar Holoprosencephaly the British NHS had seen in a while, they asked if they could publish it as a case study, but i haven't seen anything about that yet. But after all the tests and study, they could only narrow it down to an "environmental" factor. They implied the Zoloft use, but couldn't say it was 100% the cause. We got ten and a half days with her and we miss her to this day. Considering the prognosis was at best a few minutes with her if she survived birth, we enjoyed all the time we got with her.
 
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