Gideon Koren, MD, FRCP, founder of the Motherisk program at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, describes the organization’s goals, which include providing trustworthy information and advice during pregnancy for both patients and healthcare professionals. The program helps to educate women and ensure that they are adequately prepared for pregnancy, in addition to improving compliance in taking medication, and offering medical advice regarding risk factors, breast feeding, and other common concerns.
The Motherisk Program Provides Information and Advice Regarding:
1. Drug use during pregnancy
2. Alcohol, cocaine, and substance abuse
3. Medical conditions in pregnancy