Maternal Drug Use and Infant Congenital Malformations

  • Bengt Källén

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Bengt Källén
    Pages 1-13
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 417-425

About this book


This book is the combination of the literature on maternal drug use and birth defects with a set of new data on most types of drugs. 

In this book, for each group of drugs the relevant scientific literature on drug teratogenicity is presented, with consideration of possible sources of error and also what the findings may mean from a practical point of view. The book also adds data from the Swedish health registers for 1996-2013 based on more than 1.7 million early-pregnancy midwife interviews. 

Maternal Drug Use and Infant Congenital Malformations will find an engaged audience among people working within the field, and will be of interest to healthcare providers, especially obstetricians and other clinicians who treat women of childbearing age.


birth defects teratogenic drugs anticonvulsants and pregnancy psychoactive drugs and pregnancy analgesics and pregnancy drugs for gastrointestinal disease and pregnancy antihistamines and pregnancy pharmacoepidemiology adverse drug effects maternal and child health vitamins and pregnancy NSAIDs and pregnancy antibiotics and pregnancy opioids and pregnancy mild analgesics and pregnancy antipsychotics and pregnancy antiemetics and pregnancy cough and cold medicines and pregnancy

Authors and affiliations

  • Bengt Källén
    • 1
  1. 1.Tornblad Institute for Comparative EmbryologyLund UniversityLundSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-17897-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-17898-7
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