A new study in the journal "Human Reproduction" finds that taking antidepressants does not increase the chances for infertile women to conceive.
The report also questions the use of the drugs for pregnant women saying they may cause harm to mom and baby.
But for many women meds are the right choice, especially if their condition is severe.
Experts say check with your psychiatrist or physician to weigh the risks and benefits.
The report looked at more than 100 studies on a class of antidepressant s called SSRI's or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.
They concluded that these medicines increase the risk for miscarriage, early delivery, and some neurological problems in babies.
Experts know these risks are real, but when left untreated equally problematic.
These women may be less likely to eat and sleep properly or get routine prenatal care, doctors say.
Generally pregnant women with mild to moderate depression are encouraged to try alternatives to drugs such as psychotherapy, exercise, mindfulness-based therapy and other treatments. But if depression is severe or if alternative therapies have failed, SSRI treatment is recommended.
Experts say each case of depression is unique, so the best advice it to be evaluated by a mental health professional to determine the best treatment options.
(David Siff for CNN's Health Minute)