Use of Prescription and Non-prescription drugs during pregnancy and lactation - GP Shared Care Webinar Series

This webinar session will address the aims:

  1. To discuss the use of over the counter medications, prescribed and illicit drugs during pregnancy and lactation, and to discuss the potential risks of drugs to the fetus
  2. To advise GPs about the services available to help manage women who are exposed to drugs during pregnancy

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the system that is used to classify the safety of prescribed drugs in pregnancy and lactation.
  • Provide the initial counselling to women who have been exposed to prescribed drugs and over the counter medications prior to the diagnosis of pregnancy.
  • Access further information about risks of particular drugs in pregnancy and lactation, such as through the KEMH Pharmacy, and therefore feel more confident about prescribing medication during these periods.
  • Provide information and counselling to women about the risks of smoking and consuming alcohol in pregnancy.
  • Provide information and counselling to women who use illicit drugs in pregnancy.
  • Understand the role of the Women and Newborn Drug and Alcohol Service at KEMH and undertake appropriate referrals to this service.


  • Dr David Owen (Consultant, WANDAS Clinic)
  • Tamara Lebedevs (Pharmacist KEMH)

This session will be recorded for those who register but are unable to attend on the evening

Format: Presentations with opportunities to ask questions

Click here to register

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

In 2022 WNHS KEMH will continue to present a series of monthly webinars for GPs interested in providing Shared Maternity Care with KEMH.

We invite GPs from across Western Australia to join us for the KEMH GP Shared Care Webinar Series presented by Post Graduate Medical Education Department at KEMH & the KEMH Liaison GP Dr Sarah Smith, and our guest presenters.

The webinars are conducted via the Zoom platform, and an information flyer with registration link is sent out each month.  During 2022 the proposed topics for the webinars may change to reflect the emerging pandemic situation and provide up to date information for GPs in our community.

These education sessions will allow plenty of time for questions from the audience – you may send in questions for the speakers before the event to: Dr Sarah Smith e:

The following webinars are planned for 2022, although the topics are subject to change to reflect the emerging pandemic situation:

  • Session 10 Late Pregnancy Complications Tuesday 8th March
  • Session 11 Birth Options & KEMH Services Tuesday 5th April
  • Session 12 Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Tuesday 3rd May
  • Session 13 Covid & Syphilis in Pregnancy Tuesday 14th June

Event Details

February 8 - February 8
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
General Practice

Organizer Details

WNHS KEMH - King Edward Memorial Hospital


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