Quoting Melanie McGaffney:" I have been taking anti depressants for six and a half years at varying dosages. I saw a doc during ... [snip!] ... about the tabs being bad when I was booked in and am so confused about the mixed messages about the tablets. Any help?"
That sounds like a crappy OB. First of all, YES, there is a possibilty for defects if you take any medication. Secondly, there are antidepressents that each have different risks. Secondly, you have been on them for SIX YEARS!!! If you chose to get off them, then you need a Dr or Psych that is willing to put in the effort to actually discuss it with you instead of making you feel like crap. I would suggest finding a Dr who knows how to ween you off of them and giving it a shot.