Addison Started Turning Gray Right After She Was Born
Jennifer Curlette took the antidepressant Zoloft while pregnant with her second child. She continued to take Zoloft, known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant, because the label had no warnings about it affecting her baby. Jennifer was also reassured by the manufacturer of the drug, Pfizer, which touted it as a safe medication to use during pregnancy.
It wasn’t until after her daughter, Addison, was born that Jennifer learned the truth about SSRI antidepressants and the data linking their use to birth defects.
Moments after Addison Curlette was born, her little body began turning gray. What should have been a moment of celebration quickly turned into one of panic. Addison was rushed to a specialist who diagnosed the newborn with a congenital heart defect called Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return (TAPVR).