Tag Archives: Pregnancies

Unplanned Pregnancies 20 Times More Likely on Birth Control Pill than IUD

By Dr. Mercola If you think your birth control pill is the best pregnancy prevention tool there is, you may be surprised by new research looking into its failure rates. Compared to other forms of protection, the Pill failed miserably, which only adds to the myriad of reasons why you should heavily question its use.… Read More »

Risk of Preterm Birth and Respiratory Distress in Pregnancies with Prenatal Exposure to Antidepressants

From the OptumLabs Data Warehouse, researchers identified 226,932 singleton deliveries. Cases of antidepressant exposure were defined as pregnancies with prescription claims for antidepressants submitted between the last menstrual period and 35 weeks’ gestation.  To standardize dosing, prescriptions were converted to fluoxetine equivalents, and a longitudinal cluster analysis was performed.  The outcomes observed in this study… Read More »