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Mothers-to-be put babies at risk

26th October 2012

New research has suggested women who take anti-depressants during pregnancy are endangering their unborn babies with the pills said to significantly raise the odds of miscarriage, premature birth, autism and high blood pressure.

The US research team is concerned that too many women are taking anti-depressants during pregnancy because family doctors are unaware of the risks, according to findings due to be published in the journal Human Reproduction. Up to 3% of pregnant women in the UK are thought to be taking anti-depressants.


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Article Information

Title: Mothers-to-be put babies at risk
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 23041
Date Added: 26th Oct 2012


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