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Thursday, September 29, 2005

Drugs and Birth

I'm not a woman, but this has to be one of the most difficult situations when it comes to being pregnant.

Let's say you're pregnant and you are struggling with day to day life, which can overwhelm you sometimes. Let's add that you've been taking a drug which is supposed to help you calm down and help you maintain some semblance of straight thinking while you are undergoing counseling. Then you find out the drug you've been taking is going to cause your child to have a birth defect!

A study sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline, the drug's maker, suggested that infants born to women taking Paxil were at about double the risk of birth defects compared with women taking other antidepressants. The most common defects were cardiovascular. The risks were about 50 percent higher than they were in the general population.Having suffered from depression I can say from experience it is a difficult state of being.

You can be totally disconnected from society and dependent upon those who are sane around you to bring you back to the real world. If those whom you rely on give you drugs which can hurt you or your children wouldn't you be angry?

We already know about anti-depressants which have been responsible for people committing suicide and murdering others. From past experience we know that chemicals prescribed by
doctors have caused unbelievable birth defects, and at great numbers.

I think it's safe to say that if a woman should stay off of all medication if she is going to get pregnant or has become pregnant.

There's an old saying, drinking and driving don't mix. Let's add to that one drinking,
drugging and getting pregnant don't mix.

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