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Hormonal Differences Between Antidepressants And Pregnancy

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Antidepressants and Pregnancy
Almost all women experience some type of depression during pregnancy. Depression is more than just feeling "blue" or "down in the dumps" for a few days. It's a serious illness that involves the brain. Depression makes you feel sad and lonely for a number of days, and could become a serious problem.These feelings can be mild to severe. Depression is the most common problem during pregnancy. Due to the potential birth defects, developmental issues, and negative effects on the health of both mother and child. Hormonal changes cause the depression women experience during pregnancy. The use of antidepressants by pregnant women should be highly restricted in the United States. It can really hurt the child more than
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And it is caused by great psychological stress. Hypertension affects the mother and child during pregnancy, and the medicine that doctors ask women to take for depression, while pregnant can increase the negative effects of hypertension. The hypertension can cause preeclampsia, which can lead to severe damage to you and your child. Once you have preeclampsia you must deliver your baby right than. Hypertension can also affect the child too, it can affect the newborn's heart, and lungs. Newborns coming outside of the womb actually have to be put on immediate care. The child you were carrying for 9 months will be put on immediate care because of the mediation you took while you were pregnant. While possibly curing the mother's depression, it can lead to other negative effects along the…show more content…
The antidepressants actually affect the mother as well as the child. “Given that the benefits of antidepressants overall, and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors including paroxetine specifically, during pregnancy is questionable at best, any increase in risk—small or large—is too high,” said Dr. Bérard. (Daigle par. 3) Researches have actually found that everything the mother takes passes through the placenta, giving more risks to the medicine affecting the child in the womb. The placenta is a flattened circular organ in the uterus of pregnant women that nourishes and maintaining the fetus through the umbilical cord. That's why a mother will need to watch their own diet and what they take, it could really affect their child's future, and their own. All of the medications you take during pregnancy can affect you and your child. You have to be careful of what you put in your mouth while you're carrying a child. Some research associates use of citalopram, fluoxetine and sertraline with a rare but serious newborn lung problem (persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn) when taken during the last half of pregnancy. (Mayo Staff Clinic par. 1) Other possible risks of more rare birth defects are being studied further. A decision to use antidepressants during pregnancy is based on the balance between risks and benefits. Overall, the risk of birth
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