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Xanax Or Zoloft For Moms-To-Be: A New Study Assesses Safety

Enlarge this image While benzodiazepines and SSRI antidepressants are not risk-free, says Yale psychiatrist Kimberly Yonkers, “it should be reassuring that we’re not seeing a huge magnitude of an effect here” on pregnancy. Hanna Barczyk for NPR hide caption toggle caption Hanna Barczyk for NPR Earlier this year, when Emily Chodos was about 25 weeks into her pregnancy, she woke up one night feeling horrible. “My hands were tremoring, my heart racing, ” recalls Chodos, who lives near New Haven, Conn. She couldn’t take a deep breath. “I’d never felt…

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Is One Drink OK For Pregnant Women? Around The Globe, The Answer Is No

Enlarge this image Researchers set out to answer this question: Is there a safe level of alcohol consumption during pregnancy? Turns out, that’s a hard question to answer. The advice remains: Don’t risk it. Tim Clayton -Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Tim Clayton -Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images When it comes to drinking alcohol during pregnancy, some women wonder: Is it OK to have one drink? “I do get that question often,” says David Garry, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Stony Brook University Hospital. And, he says his…

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