Prozac and Pregnant Women: The Grim Truth

September 27, 2011

Depression is unfortunately common among pregnant women, affecting an estimated 1 in 5. Tragically, a small but significant number of these expectant mothers treat their depression – without knowing the true cost. Numerous studies, including those by the New England Journal of Medicine and the Food and Drug Administration, have found that SSRI antidepressants, such as Prozac (fluoxetine), have significantly increased the risk of birth defects for the children these women carry. Reported birth defects include anencephaly, craniosynostosis, and omphalocele, among many others.

 

The grim truth is that many of these women do not understand the risks they’re running until it’s too late. For a variety of reasons, some doctors fail to explain the full set of risks to their patients and, as a result, the medication that’s supposed to make their lives better, makes their child’s life considerably worse.

 

The reality of Prozac (fluoxetine) and your doctor’s failure to warn you of its effects isn’t fair to you, your child, or your family. Fortunately for you, the lawyers at Fears Nachawati specialize in protecting you and your loved ones. We can’t make the situation your family faces perfect, but we can make it better. Find out how by contacting us for your free consultation. Just call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com

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