Depression During Pregnancy: Weighing Risks, Benefits of SSRIs


After two years of trying, Tricia Stream was overjoyed to find herself pregnant with twins. But her mind quickly turned to the drug she’d been taking to treat her depression.

“I didn’t know what to do,” said Stream, 31, who had been taking the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor Zoloft for seven years. “I was so worried about having a depressive episode, and I was really worried about postpartum depression. But I didn’t want to expose my babies to the drug.”

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