A Sobering Thought

September 28, 2009

As I was driving to Halifax today for an appointment, I was listening to CBC.  They were talking about the use of SSRI’s (antidepressants) in woman and how they increase the risk of mis-carriage.  (I think the “expert” said to 16% but I haven’t found the study online to verify yet.)  This, he said, was significant because mis-carriage is already the greatest predictor of a woman developing nervous or substance abuse problems.

I have never been on antidepressants, but I lost twins five weeks apart in 2002.  (Their due date was supposed to be our fifth wedding anniversary.)  While pregnant with Sarah, she had a “vanishing twin”.

I told D’Arcy and he says he’ll keep an eye on me!


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