The Complete Guide to Everyday Risks in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
By (author) Gideon Koren
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Complete Guide to Everyday Risks in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding by Gideon Koren
Book DescriptionThis book is an indispensable guide to the risks of medications, environmental toxins, and herbal remedies taken during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Since the discovery of birth defects caused by thalidomide, expectant mothers have questioned the effects of medications and other substances during pregnancy and breastfeeding. This book offers authoritative descriptions of the risks involved during pregnancy and breast-feeding, from prescription drugs, diseases, chemicals, vitamins, herbs, foods, alcohol, cigarette smoke, recreational drugs, and other abuse substances. Some of the topics covered: Tests for determining risks before conception, during pregnancy and after birth Charts and scores of answers to Frequently Asked Questions Charts of safe/unsafe medications, chemicals, vitamins, herbs and foods Practical advice for treating illnesses, avoiding exposure to toxic chemicals, and eating safely. The Complete Guide to Everyday Risks in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding has information that counselors for Motherisk share two hundred times a day. Since 1985, the Motherisk program at The Hospital for Sick Children has provided counseling based on the most up-to-date evidence research on tertatogens, substances or environmental factors that can cause birth defects. Motherisk is one of the biggest programs of its kind worldwide, counselling some 2,000 callers per week. This book will be an invaluable reference throughout a pregnancy and while nursing.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780778800842
(254mm x 178mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Robert Rose Inc
Publisher: Robert Rose Inc
Publish Date: 4-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: Canada
Books By Author Gideon Koren
Neonatal and Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology, an Issue of Pediatric Clinics, Hardback (October 2012)
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Cancer in Pregnancy and Lactation, Hardback (November 2011)
A comprehensive book that provides evidence-based information needed to address the complex issues of cancer in pregnancy.
Medication Safety in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding, Hardback (May 2007)
Helps you understand the toxicological effects of prescription and OTC drugs on pregnant women and breastfed children. Drawn from the MotherRisk program at the University of Toronto, this resource is filled with evidence-based information and guidance that puts the risks of maternal exposure to drugs into sharp focus.
Cancer in Pregnancy, Hardback (March 1996)» View all books by Gideon Koren
The first ever detailed review of the commonest cases of cancer in pregnancy, their treatment and outcome.
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Author Biography - Gideon Koren
Gideon Koren, MD, FACMT, FRCP(C) is the director of the Motherisk program at the Hospital for Sick Children, as well as a Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Toronto.
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