Antidepressants do not increase babies' risk of heart defects

By WEEK Producer

June 18, 2014 Updated Jun 18, 2014 at 7:17 PM CDT

If you're one of the millions of women taking antidepressant medication and are thinking about getting pregnant--the results of a new study may calm some of your fears.

Researchers studied nearly 950,000 women.

For every 10,000 infants born to women taking antidepressants, only 90 had a heart defect.

Those results are similar to the 72 out of 10,000 babies born with defects whose moms were not on anti-depressants.

Researchers say these results show--there is no increased risk for heart defects in babies born to women taking antidepressants.

To submit a comment on this article, your email address is required. We respect your privacy and your email will not be visible to others nor will it be added to any email lists.