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Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor discontinuation during pregnancy
At what risk?

I have a patient who discontinued her selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor in pregnancy against my advice owing to fears it might affect the baby. She eventually attempted suicide. How can we deal effectively with this situation?

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Polyunsaturated fatty acids and fetal brain development

I have learned that one of the manufacturers of prenatal vitamins has added omega-3 fatty acids and claims that they help support fetal cognitive health and brain function. Is this based on evidence?

The claim that polyunsaturated fatty acids help improve fetal brain and eye development has been made for more than a decade. Learn more »


View free on-line training to help you assess the treatment and counseling needs of your pregnant patients.

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Advances in Secondary Prevention of In Utero Drug and Alcohol Exposure Learn more »

Fetal Alcohol Research

In Canada the incidence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is estimated to be 1 in 100 live births. FASD is the leading cause of developmental and cognitive disabilities in Canada. A new study has estimated direct and indirect costs associated with FASD at the patient level.

The Burden of Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol »
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In 2015 Motherisk will celebrate 30 Years of Research and Counselling

Since 1985 Motherisk has helped to ensure the well-being of mothers and babies, worldwide.

Help us celebrate with a contribution in support of continued Motherisk research and counselling. Donate now »

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