Benzodiazepine Use in Pregnancy Linked to Increased Miscarriage Risk
28 Dec 2023 • A recent nationwide study has revealed a concerning association between benzodiazepine use during pregnancy and an elevated risk of miscarriage.
- Analyzing data from over 3 million pregnancies, a study has found that benzodiazepine exposure during pregnancy significantly increased the odds of miscarriage (odds ratio, 1.69).
- The increased risk was present for both long and short-acting benzodiazepines.
Careful evaluation of the risk-benefit balance when considering benzodiazepine use for psychiatric and sleep disorders during pregnancy is crucial.
Source: JAMA | Read full story