Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors - s-s-r-i's are the most common prescribed drugs for women suffering from depression, but they can be dangerous to pregnant women.
Danish researchers say women who take s-s-r-i's are more likely to give birth early - and have twice the risk of preterm delivery than women with a history of mental illness.
Newborns of mothers who took s-s-r-i's are more likely to have a low agpar Score -- which is a general indicator of infant health -- or be admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Researchers looked at the birth outcomes of more than fifty-five-thousand women to come up with the findings.
It appears in the "Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine."