I don't usually click "play" on YouTube videos that my friends, family and fellow writers share. They are usually not closed-captioned. However, I noticed some words on one video I saw today. I thought maybe they were narrating it with text. So I clicked on "play" and watched the video. It was posted on a fellow writer's blog.
What I saw was heartbreaking.
Apparently, a pregnant mother on an antidepressant drug was told the drug was safe during pregnancy.
This turned out to be FALSE.
Watch the video and see what I mean:
Very...very sad. I was looking at pictures of that baby and thanking God she survived. But then at the end...I was in tears. I was so upset and bawling my heart out.
That poor baby. What a terrible tragedy this was. The worst part is, it was preventable. Had the prescribing doctor cared or not wanted to get some kickback over prescribing the medication, he or she would've advised the mother NOT to take that drug. He or she could've saved the baby's life. But I guess greed was the stronger temptation.
My prayers go out to that family.
And to every pregnant woman out there taking the drug Effexor: It might be a good idea to STOP. Your baby's life is not worth the risk.
Rest in peace, sweet angel Indiana. :(
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