1-877-327-4636 Alcohol and Substance
1-800-436-8477 Morning Sickness
1-888-246-5840 HIV and HIV Treatment
1-877-439-2744 Motherisk Helpline
416-813-6780 Motherisk Helpline
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Resources
- Read more in our News Archive
Current Studies at Motherisk
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
Environmental Exposures and Children's Health
Alcohol Use during Pregnancy
Control of Hypertension in Pregnancy Study
Folic Acid Before and During Pregnancy
Lamisil in Pregnancy
Meridia in Pregnancy
Autoimmune Diseases in Pregnancy Project
The Motherisk Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP) ForumMotherisk receives questions from around the world about morning sickness symptoms, effects, treatments and ways to cope. Those questions and answers are posted here for anyone to read, provided the reader acknowledges and accepts the proviso and disclaimer below.
I am thinking of getting pregnant a third time and have had hyperemesis in my last two preg. I am interviewing a perinatologist who uses steroids as a form of treatment. How safe is that? I thought steroids were dangerous.
Please use the search engine on this Motherisk website to find our published studies on the risk or safety of CORTICOSTEROIDS in pregnancy. If you are in the United States, you may also want to call a teratogen information service in your area. To find one, contact the National Referral Service in Washington: (202)293-5137.
Also, we have developed a TREATMENT ALGORITHM for NVP and Hyperemesis which we can send to your doctor upon his or her request. Your doctor should contact our NVP Helpline at 1-800-436-8477.