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Motherisk is a research, counselling and teaching program at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Their mandate is to provide evidence-based information to pregnant or lactating mothers and their health care providers regarding the risks associated with drug, chemical, infection, disease and radiation exposure(s) during pregnancy and nursing.

From the safety of medical treatments, to the latest research on how to get through morning sickness, Motherisk offers valuable information and guidance throughout your pregnancy and beyond.

When you have questions, you want answers you can trust.

No two pregnancies, just like no two babies, are exactly alike. So whether you’re pregnant with your first or nursing your third baby, you’re going to have many new questions.

To ensure that the information you find on the v.i.b. website is relevant and reliable, articles written by our contributors are reviewed by the doctors at Motherisk.

We’re also happy to announce that selected articles written by Dr. Gideon Koren, Director of the Motherisk Program, will be published on our site in our feature column, Mom & Baby Matters with Dr. Gideon Koren! That means our v.i.b. readers will be among the first to know about cutting-edge research.

Peace of mind when it really matters.

Proudly supported by Shoppers Drug Mart, the Motherisk toll-free helpline is a program at The Hospital for Sick Children that provides new mothers and caregivers nationwide with bilingual access to specially trained telephone counsellors who can offer expert guidance on the safety of medications and exposures while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Plus - visit your Shoppers Drug Mart Pharmacy and ask for your complimentary copy of Motherisk’s Pregnancy Wallet Guide–a convenient resource guide to the safety of everyday products and medications from hair dye to pain relief.


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