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Link between some antidepressants and birth defects is confirmed
The Washington Post

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have weighed in on the debate about the use of a class of antidepressants known as SSRIs during pregnancy and birth defects, confirming a link with some but not others.

Their analysis, published in the BMJ on Wednesday, included 17,952 mothers of children born with birth defects and 9,857 mothers of children without birth defects born between 1997 and 2009 at 10 centers. A total of 1,285 reported taking SSRIs, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, during one month before conception through the first trimester of pregnancy — the period believed to be the most vulnerable for a baby in the womb.