Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Baby Matthew's Voice Is Finally Heard
I've highlighted the story of Matthew Schultz on my blog many times in the past. Matthew was just two hours old when he died in the arms of his parents Christiane and Amery. Christiane had been taking the powerful antidepressant Effexor during her pregnancy and shortly after giving birth to Matthew it became apparent that he had breathing problems. Two hours later he was pronounced dead, leaving both Christiane and Amery in complete shock, leaving them with many questions that hospital staff could not answer.
Upon learning of the dangers of taking SSRi/SNRi medication during pregnancy, the Schultz family started to ask questions, once again nobody could give them any definitive answer.
Matthew died Feb. 21, 2009, some two and a half years later a glimmer of progress has been made toward creating an awareness about the dangers of antidepressant use during pregnancy.
Yesterday, Kamloops This Week,[KTS] a local newspaper, broke the news that the Royal Inland Hospital, where Matthew was born, had deemed, via their perinatal review committee, that there was “value” in exploring the issues raised by the Schultz family. "The review", writes KTS, "has been forwarded to RIH’s quality committee, another group that can continue to study the issue."
Christiane and Amery have never given up in their battle, in doing so they have created an awareness for pregnant mothers and those wanting to fall pregnant. In their pain they may just have allowed another couple to experience the joy of life, an unselfish act that should be commended.
I salute you both.
Full story HERE
More about Matthew HERE
The following video was made with the permission of the Schultz family.
RIP Little Man.
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About the Author :
Bob Fiddaman has been writing about the dangers of antidepressants since 2006. In 2011 he was presented with two human rights awards from the Citizens Commission on Human Rights.
Labels: antidepressants, Baby, Coroner, Effexor, Health Canada, Matthew Schultz, Pregnancy, Venlafxine, Wyeth