At the Pregnancy & Medicine Initiative, we believe future mothers should have the right to benefit from the progress of science. They should also have the right to access appropriate medical care and accurate, evidence-based information to make an informed decision about their pregnancy.
An estimated 10% of pregnant women have a chronic medical disorder that requires regular use of medicines and at least 40% of pregnant women take prescription medication at some point.* Yet there is still very little information about the short and long term effects of medicines on the baby, and on the pregnant mother. We need to work together to address this issue.
*Source: Prescribing in pregnancy—therapeutic discrimination? Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin 2013 Vol: 51(6):61-61.