A 40-year-old member asked:
Will my depression have adverse effects on my baby?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Padmavati Garvey answered
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It is possible. Many of the medications used to treat pregnancy have a rare but serious side effect in the baby called primary pulmonary hypertension and increased neonatal jitteriness. If being off your meds means your depression worsens and you are not eating properly that could affect the baby's growth.
Answered on Oct 12, 2013
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