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if you take ssris while pregnant do you have a high risk pregnancy?

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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 47 years experience
SSRI's: Need for an ssri during pregnancy does not usually make your pregnancy high risk.
Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Depends: Ssris (zoloft, paxil, (paroxetine) prozac) in pregnancy are used mainly to treat depression & if symptoms are severe, this may make you high risk for injury to yourself. If stable, there's a rare but serious association with fetal pulmonary hypertension & a fetal echo (targeted ultrasound of the heart) may be ordered. Stay on your meds & discuss your risks with your OB or mfm specialist.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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