Kids and Depression–Pregnant Moms and Antidepressant Drugs

Many women know that their pregnant friends may be going through some struggles. But, did you know that 1 in 6 pregnant women is diagnosed with depression? And women who are on antidepressant medications may not be told that there is any harm to their unborn baby. We would never give antidepressants to a newborn, but that is exactly what happens when pregnant or nursing moms take these drugs, which can cause delayed growth and sluggishness in the infant, or even infant death, while providing somewhat negligible results for the mom. Parents want the best medicines with no side effects: that’s homeopathy!

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