Antidepressants during Pregnancy do not Harm a Fetus’ Heart, Study Finds

June 19, 2014 2:33 PM

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Several studies have examined the effects of taking different kinds of medications during pregnancy. In a recent study, researchers focused on the potential side effects of taking antidepressants during the first trimester. They found that these pills did not negatively impact the fetus' heart health.

"I don't know if it will completely settle the debate over antidepressants during pregnancy, but I'm pleased to hear more support for the safety of these medicines in pregnancy," Dr. Rebecca Starck, director of regional obstetrics and gynecology at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, who was not involved ...

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