I just can not keep my mouth shut any longer about two studies about antidepressants and birth defects. I keep seeing it everywhere. Over and over I am hearing “Doctors and pregnant women can feel more at ease that women can take SSRI’s during pregnancy.” PLEASE what are they trying to do cause even more babies to be born with birth defects? There is a RISK these studies have just proven what everyone already knew about antidepressants and birth defects. OK so they are playing on the fact that it is a small risk. With birth defects so severe it is not worth it.
Why did they not ask me to be a part of their “study”? How about putting all of us mothers who took an antidepressant during pregnancy and had babies born with birth defects into a study. Guess what the stats would say then. 100% of women who took antidepressants had babies born with birth defects. Not such a low risk then is it.
I do not care if it is 1% or a 100% of women who take antidepressants that have children born with birth defects the suffering these babies have to go through is too much. What woman would want to be that 1%? No one would, but they are saying take the chance if you need too. GSK PLEASE stop funding these studies and misleading woman. Have you not done enough already. Except the fact that you did wrong instead of trying to belittle what my son and others have gone through with these studies that say the risk is so small. You are just trying to take some of the heat off. GSK it seems to me you have just made a big ass out of your self again. I for one am not fooled by your attempts to lessen what you have done. I only hope that other women listen to the whole story instead of just the headlines and realize that antidepressants do cause birth defects.