• SSRI –The Risk it Gives for Pregnant Women

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    ssri_birth_defectsPreparing for your new baby to arrive is not as easy as it sounds, it’s going to be a lot of hard work, but of course your health should come first, you would probably stress out and think about a lot of things. Well, resist the need to get everything set up, a pregnant woman tend to be associated with different kinds of stresses and if she is too careless about it she’ll end up having a depression. Mind you that this particular illness can do serious harm not only to the mother but to the infant as well. Thus tone down your daily activities and choose to relax instead.
    We tackle about important things such as mental health, because such illness is very much likely to happen, pregnant women easily get depress so many reasons. Should learn to balance your daily routine, find time to talk to your friends, your husband, and your family. Ask for support, you'll get it. If you're still feeling anxious and sad, perhaps seeking therapy with a mental health specialist will help you.
    There are ample of Evidences that would suggest antidepressant medicines to be safe for treating depression during pregnancy, they are believed to be harmless especially for the growing baby -at least in the short term. On a Long-term however is different, this is because long term effects have not been thoroughly studied. One should discuss the possible risks of antidepressant medication that you’re on right now with your health care provider. On a recent studies, researchers have found out that an anti-depressant medicine -the SSRI is believed to have cause childhood obesity and diabetes.

    The study finds a correlation between the use of the medication fluoxetine during pregnancy and an increased risk of obesity and diabetes in children.
    Currently, up to 20 per cent of woman in the United States and approximately seven per cent of Canadian women are prescribed an antidepressant during pregnancy. “Obesity and Type 2 diabetes in children is on the rise and there is the argument that it is related to lifestyle and availability of high calorie foods and reduced physical activity, but our study has found that maternal antidepressant use may also be a contributing factor to the obesity and diabetes epidemic,” said the study's senior investigator Alison Holloway, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at McMaster University.
    Previous studies have found that pregnant women are particularly vulnerable to depression and it is estimated that up to one in five pregnant women have symptoms of depression during pregnancy.
    “While it is known …

    You can’t care less about this issue, we are talking about the life of your children, and you can’t afford to risk their health. Many of our pregnant women friends out there who are undergoing depression should know about this. Depression is preventable. Don’t allow yourself to be swallowed by it, seek support to your family and friends, and if you’re fighting over it right now then seek for medicines that will truly protect you and your baby.

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