Should I stop taking Prozac if I’m pregnant?

Women, and perhaps their doctors, may be concerned when they see reports of a study showing an association between taking fluoxetine, an antidepressant also known as Prozac, during pregnancy and birth defects in children. These findings aren’t new. We’ve known for some time of an association between taking antidepressants (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs, specifically fluoxetine and paroxetine) during pregnancy and a higher risk of birth malformation in babies. But is a knee-jerk reaction to stop taking antidepressants when you discover you’re pregnant warranted? It’s important to take a step back – there are many factors to consider, one…
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