NBC news reports that the FDA has officially told doctors, and now “women of child-bearing age,” that a handful of migraine medications “can decrease children’s intelligence if taken while their mothers are pregnant.” Depakote and Depacon are officially not to be taken by pregnant ladies — unless it is a “last resort.” While the aforementioned drugs already carry an explicit risk of birth defects, now you pregnant ladies have other stuff to panic about:
But the FDA said it is adding new warnings to the drugs’ labeling after a study showed they decreased IQ scores in children whose mothers took them while pregnant.
That’s right. Your baby isn’t born yet and you’re already parsing out IQ points. Older moms, was it or was it not Depakote and Depacon that could perhaps account for why your little one is only slowly catching on to Mandarin? You and your seeding mom guilt may never ever know.