A study published in 2006 from the New England Journal of Medicine showed that taking SSRIs such as Paxil in the first trimester of pregnancy may double the risk of most serious birth defects, particu...
larly Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension (PPHN). This is a life- threatening lung condition in which babies will have high pressure in their blood vessels and are unable to get adequate oxygen into their bloodstream.
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