TABLE 4

Impact of MotheRisk counseling on perception of teratogenic risk

Perception of Risk (Precounseling) *Perception of Risk (Postcounseling)P Value
87% of depressed women rated risk of antidepressants as greater than 1–3%12% of depressed women rated risk of antidepressants as greater than 1–3%<0.001
56% of women with gastric problems rated risk of medications as greater than 1–3%4% of women with gastric problems rated risk of medications as greater than 1–3%<0.001
22% of women with infections rated the risk of medications greater than 1–3%2% of women with infections rated the risk of medications greater than 1–3%<0.001
  • Reproduced with permission from (Bonari et al., 2005).

  • * Actual baseline rate for major malformations in the general population is 1–3%