Healthcast: Depression during pregnancy and children

A new study found that women who are depressed while pregnant increased the odds of having children with asthma.

The study, done in Denmark, followed thousands of mother diagnosed with depression one year before or during pregnancy. The pregnant women were 25 percent more likely to have children with asthma than pregnant women who were not depressed.

Taking antidepressants during pregnancy did not further increase the risk of children developing asthma.