It’s estimated that between 6 and 8 percent of all pregnant mothers take antidepressant medications. In the past, there has been tremendous debate about the safety of these medications for the children of the mothers taking them. In a new study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, Harvard researchers analyzed data from over 145,000 women and their children across the U.S., followed for up to 14 years. They found that taking these antidepressants did not harm the cognitive development or future behavior of the children. They observed that using antidepressants during pregnancy was not associated with autism, ADHD, or speech, language, or learning disorders.