Anti-depressants may increase high blood pressure in babies - CBS 5 - KPHO

Anti-depressants may increase high blood pressure in babies

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Disturbing news for pregnant women who take certain anti-depressants.

A new study shows they are more likely to deliver babies with high blood pressure.

Researchers looked at more than 1 million births in five Nordic countries.

They found mothers who take anti-depressants in late pregnancy raises the chance of persistent pulmonary hypertension, an increase in blood pressure in the lungs which can lead to heart failure.

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