I would like to share a resource which may be helpful for expectant parents to receive information on pregnancy.
Motherisk is a resource that provides reliable, up-to-date information about pregnancy including prescription, over the counter or other drug use, alcohol use, conditions or medical issues and other health impacts during pregnancy. It is sponsored by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and Shoppers Drug Mart Pharmacy.
There are plenty of articles and general information on the website, as well as telephone Helplines with Motherisk Counsellors to provide more detailed information on specific situations. This is a great resource for birth parents and adoptive parents to learn more about health, pregnancy, and baby. Check out their website here: www.motherisk.org
(Motherisk is for educational information only and is not designed to constitute medical advice, so it is always best to consult with a physician.)
Melinda Lombardo BSW, RSW
Melinda is a social worker in our Calgary office. She offers support and counselling for expectant parents facing an unplanned pregnancy as well as adoptive parents dreaming of creating their family through adoption.