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About The Canadian Mother-Child Cohort

The Canadian Mother-Child Cohort is a Canadian initiative aiming to harness the power of provincial administrative databases in order to improve medication utilization safety in pregnancy. Pregnancy is a unique biological moment in any woman’s life and the medications she uses during this timeframe may affect both the pregnancy as well as the health of herself and the baby. As pregnant women are often not included in most studies determining the safety of prescription drugs, the safety of new medication in pregnancy remains unknown.

The Canadian Mother-Child Cohort will bring together data from various Canadian provinces to address a critical public health issue facing Canada and the rest of the world: the impact of prescription drug use during pregnancy on long-term health outcomes in both mother and child.

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