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Lupus and pregnancy: New treatments steer clear of birth defects

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Medical News Today: Maternal SSRI use linked with birth defects risk

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Women who use the SSRIs paroxetine and fluoxetine in early pregnancy may be at higher risk of having infants with birth defects, according to new research.

Birth Defects May be Linked to High Blood Pressure, Not Use of ACE Inhibitors

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Women who take ACE inhibitors to treat high blood pressure in the first trimester of their pregnancies are at no greater risk of having babies with birth defects than are women who take other or no types of high blood pressure medic...

Medical News Today: Birth defect risk may increase with use of pain, anxiety drug in pregnancy

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Women who take the drug pregabalin - used to treat pain, anxiety, and epilepsy - during pregnancy may be more likely to have a child with a birth defect, say researchers.

Study Examines Associations Between Antibiotic Use During Pregnancy And Birth Defects

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Penicillin and several other antibacterial medications commonly taken by pregnant women do not appear to be associated with many birth defects, according to a report in the November issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medic...

Medical News Today: Antidepressant use in pregnancy: increased risk of birth defects

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Use of paroxetine - a drug that is part of the SSRI class of antidepressants - during early pregnancy is linked to increased risk of birth defects in newborns, say researchers.


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