The pros and cons of using antidepressants during pregnancy have been the subject of a great debate among scholars. Where each time a negative result is found for its use, the benefits for the woman during this depressive process are highlighted as well as how well its use at this stage is good for the baby.
One of the studies conducted by Anick Bérard, professor of perinatal epidemiology at the University of Montreal, pointed out the ills caused by the ingestion of antidepressants that inhibit serotonin reuptake during the second and third trimester of pregnancy. Where the intake of these drugs during this period is responsible for 87% of cases of autism in children.
The research result was concluded by analyzing pregnancies in Quebec from January 1998 to December 2009, where 145,456 pregnancies for single babies were studied and the risks of using antidepressants and the results of malformation at birth were presented . It is an issue that generates great concern since 23% of women have depression problems during pregnancy.
When dealing with a serious health problem and indication for psychiatric treatment, the use of antidepressants points to many positive and negative points, but it stands out for the great risk in fetal development. The aim of the research is not to prohibit the use of antidepressants during pregnancy, but rather to warn about the problems that can happen and to have doctors analyze them before prescribing the drugs. Looking for other options and options for treatment before going on antidepressants may be an alternative. Physical exercise and psychotherapy are treatment alternatives for depression at first or considered mild to moderate. If you do not respond to treatment as expected, the drugs will be cited.
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.