I have over the past 10 years or more written extensively about the risk of harm to the health of pregnant women and their baby from SSRI anti depressant drugs.
It is also interesting to note too about Rh negative mothers with Rh negative babies and the fact that the mercury containing Rho-Gam shot can and does lead to autism.
But re-focusing on the push for requiring all pregnant women to take SSRI drugs to allegedly prevent Post Partum Depression or PPD is insanity at its best. The risk of heart damage to the bay alone is enough to throw this push out the door as quickly as one can. Maybe we need to force SSRIs on the bureaucrats that write such ridiculous policy.
Also of note is a new report on depression and new mothers from Chicago today suggesting that 40 percent of new mothers are depressed.
Physiologically this may in fact be nutritional deficiency and thyroid or adrenal stress. Certainly the mainstream medical folks need to put this all into the proper perspective. And in the interim pregnant women need to just say 'NO' to these drugs.
Selections from NATURAL HEALTH NEWS
Jul 06, 2011
Prozac use has shown that women who took the SSRI (and fluoride based) antidepressant during the first three months of pregnancy gave birth to four times as many babies with heart problems as women who did not.
Mar 16, 2009
There is currently no corroborative evidence regarding the risk for PPHN following exposure to SSRIs in pregnancy; this is the first study that has investigated the potential risk. The study did not include enough cases with ...
Jan 05, 2009
Related posts from Natural Health News http://naturalhealthnews.blogspot.com/2008/11/ssri-drugs-in-pregnancy-linked-to-heart.html http://naturalhealthnews.blogspot.com/2008/05/nutrition-and-preventing-post-partum.html ...
May 27, 2008
And for all the push to pre-treat pregnant women with SSRIs to prevent PPD, even with articles now claiming that these drugs cause no harm to a fetus, I wonder what has happened to the tenent - especially for the first ...