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Current Studies at Motherisk
The Safety of Diclectin in Breastfeeding
Neurodevelopment of Children Exposed in-Utero to Chemotherapy for Maternal Breast Cancer (Dr. I Nulman)
Diclegis Surveillance Program Study
Diclectin Surveillance Program Study
Study seeks women between 4 and 12 weeks in their pregnancy with morning sickness (NVP)
Pregnancy in Women with Multiple Sclerosis
Alcohol Use during Pregnancy
Lamisil in Pregnancy
Meridia in Pregnancy
Autoimmune Diseases in Pregnancy Project
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Resources
Sedating drugs and breastfeeding
If a mother takes a sedating drug during breastfeeding, will it cause central nervous system (CNS) depression in her breastfed baby?
In some cases (eg, with the use of codeine or oxycodone) sedating drugs will likely cause CNS depression in breastfed infants and in other cases (eg, with the use of benzodiazepines) they will likely not. more »
Natural doesn't always mean safe.
Some women and their health care providers may be hesitant to take or prescribe drugs during pregnancy and may seek natural health products as alternatives to pharmaceutical drugs. Are they safe during pregnancy? Learn more »
Safety of tacrolimus in pregnancy
I have a 30-year-old patient who had a kidney transplant 2 years ago. She is now planning a pregnancy. She has been treated with tacrolimus since her transplant. Will it be safe for the fetus if she continues to take it during the pregnancy or should she switch to a different antirejection medication?
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Pregnancy, whether planned or a pleasant surprise, brings with it important concerns about prescription and over the counter drugs.
Pregnant? It's never too late to get the facts about alcohol and pregnancy
Exposure to certain infectious diseases during pregnancy may pose a risk to the unborn baby.
There are thousands of chemicals in use in today's workplaces - and more women at work than ever before.
- Donated breast milk stored in banks versus breast milk purchased online
- Contrôle de la qualité dans les banques de lait par rapport au lait acheté en ligne
- Polyunsaturated fatty acids and fetal brain development
- Acides gras polyinsaturés et développement du cerveau ftal. Promesses brisées
- Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor discontinuation during pregnancy. At what risk?
- Discontinuer les inhibiteurs sélectifs du recaptage de la sérotonine durant la grossesse. À quel prix?
- Is it safe to use inhaled corticosteroids in pregnancy?
- L'inhalation de corticostéroïdes est-elle sécuritaire durant la grossesse?
- Consuming non-alcoholic beer and other beverages during pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Boire de la bière et d'autres boissons sans alcool durant la grossesse et l'allaitement