Despite Doctors' Concerns, Many Pregnant Women Demand Anti-Depression Meds

Katherine Stone, founder of Postpartum Progress, pictured here with her son, says people don't understand how dangerous untreated depression can be for pregnant women and their unborn children. Photo courtesy of Katherine Stone
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Antidepressants not linked to birth defects

Good news for woman on anti-depressants and thinking about getting pregnant: new research studies were unable to connect drugs commonly prescribed for depression and anxiety (including Prozac, Paxil, and Zoloft) to birth defects. The studies looked a...

Drugs and postpartum depression

An article on HealthDay News described a study that showed that two widely used antidepressants, nortriptyline and Zoloft (sertraline), are safe and effective for treating postpartum depression. The study started with 109 participants, randomly selec...


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