Citalopram taken during pregnancy and the child born with Ugeskr Laeger 2014;176:V03130178
A woman treated with citalopram during the entirety of her pregnancy bore a child with Hirschsprung’s disease. Theories on the development of the enteric nervous system support a possible negative effect of SSRI usage. Epidemiological studies confirm a correlation between pregnant women’s use of SSRIs and congenital malformations of their children’s digestive system, but not specifically Hirschsprung’s disease. Certain limitations in these studies might explain this lack of specificity.