There’s a way for expecting mothers to find drug safety information, reassurance, guidance and support, and it’s just a phone call away. Motherisk is a drug and chemical information program for pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as their health care professionals. It is run by The Hospital for Sick Children, one of the world’s foremost pediatric health care institutions. The program provides expert counselling about the effects of medications, medical treatments and countless other factors – from the use of chemicals and beauty products to the effects of chronic disease – on the pregnancy, breastfeeding and new baby. Since 1985, Motherisk has counselled approximately 600,000 women in Canada, their families and health professionals.
To help bring peace of mind to more mothers than ever, Shoppers LOVE. YOU. has expanded the breadth and capacity of Motherisk nationwide.
Since the fall of 2010, Shoppers Drug Mart has sponsored the toll-free, bilingual Motherisk helpline. It is available across Canada to expecting parents, new mothers and everyone who cares for the baby. In addition to supporting the Motherisk helpline, Shoppers Drug Mart distributes thousands of Motherisk Pregnancy and Breastfeeding wallet guides that can be picked up at your local store.