Washington: Taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants during pregnancy do not impact infants` growth over the first year, a new study has found.There had been concern that antidepressant treatment during pregnancy reduced growth during the first year. Previous data suggested depression during pregnancy also could diminish infant growth.But the new study from a Northwestern Medicine scientist showed infants born to mothers who took SSRIs during pregnancy had a similar weight, length and head circumference over the first year as infants born to non-depressed women who did not take antidepressants.The infants whose mothers took antidepressants were shorter at birth, but the difference disappeared by two weeks of age.
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