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Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Resources
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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
Drugs in PregnancyPregnancy, whether planned or a pleasant surprise, brings with it important concerns about prescription and over the counter drugs. Not every medication poses a risk to your unborn baby. However, some do. Talk to your doctor. Discuss the relative risks and benefits of any prescribed drug therapy and do NOT take over-the-counter drugs or naturopathic remedies without first consulting your physician.
If you are currently planning your pregnancy, supplement your diet now with appropriate amounts of folic acid.
If you are already pregnant, Motherisk's published research can help you and your doctor make informed decisions about possible drug therapy. Since 1985, Motherisk has reviewed data from around the world, conducting controlled, prospective studies to determine the potential risks of therapeutic drugs during pregnancy. It is now clear that there are many drugs that are safe for use in pregnancy.
Click on any of the following links to find Motherisk's published studies on the safety or risk of specific drugs during pregnancy, and be sure to consult your doctor or other medical professional.
Drugs, chemicals, radiation & herbal products in pregnancy
- ACE Inhibitors
- ASA and NSAIDs
- Acid Suppressing Drugs
- Alcohol-Containing Medications
- Antimalarial Drugs
- Calcium Channel Blockers
- Flu Vaccine
- Low-molecular weight Heparins (Dalteparin)
- Proton Pump Inhibitors
- Ribavirin-Interferon Alpha 2B
- Topical Tretinoin
- Trimethoprim-Sulfonamide Combination Therapy
- Valproic Acid
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.