416-813-6780 (Toronto and GTA)
Alcohol and Substance
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Resources
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Every weekday, Motherisk counsellors share evidence-based information with women and health care providers who call these Motherisk Helplines:
Motherisk Helpline, proudly sponsored by Shoppers Drug Mart - 1-877-439-2744 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in each of Canada's time zones OR 416-813-6780 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST for information about the risk or safety of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, herbal products, chemicals, x-rays, chronic disease and infections, and everyday exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding
- Alcohol and Substance Use Helpline - 1-877-327-4636 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in each of Canada's time zones.
For information about the fetal effects of alcohol, nicotine and drugs like marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy.
Clinic visits are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call 416-813-6780
Women are referred to the Motherisk Clinic in Toronto following exposure to known or suspected teratogens (substances that cause abnormalities in the developing fetus), new unfamiliar drugs, chronic drug therapy or drugs of abuse.
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Safety Guide
Individuals can get a copy of this pamphlet by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Motherisk, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5G 1X8.
Health-care providers may use our Safety Guide order form
This pamphlet was made possible through the generosity of Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix.