The Korean Motherisk Program

Goal

As a teratogen information center, our goal is to provide up-to-date information on the potential teratogenic effects of therapeutic and illicit drugs, over-the-counter medications, natural products, alcohol, cigarette smoking, and radiation to women of childbearing age who are planning pregnancy, or to pregnant or breastfeeding women, and to their healthcare providers.

Background

For approximately 10 years, The Korean Motherisk Program has been providing women with preconception and prenatal teratogen-risk counselling. Our service once available only at the clinic, has now been revolutionized by introducing counselling by e-mail and more recently by telephone. In order to fulfill our vision to provide all women with the easiest form of access to our counsellors and databases, we are always in the development of new ways of improving our communication services.

Our Program is also backed by international collaborations which in turn enables us to more effectively acquire experience and expand our knowledge on the use of drugs and medications by pregnant or breastfeeding women.

MotherSafe Counselling Centers

In 2010, we envisioned a unique opportunity to reduce the gap for providing teratogen information to patients living in communities far from Seoul. Our Program extended its services through three MotherSafe Counselling Centers, funded by the Ministry for Health and Welfare.

MotherSafe Line

This is a toll-free information service which provided information about the potential teratogenicity of therapeutic and illicit drugs, alcohol, cigarette smoking, chemicals and other environmental hazards.

Service hours: Monday to Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

☎ : 82-2-1588-7309

Jung-Yeol Han MD, PhD

  • Professor, Division of Maternal Fetal medicine, OB&Gyn. Cheil General Hospital,
    Kwandong University, College of Medicine, Seoul Korea
  • Head of director the Korean Motherisk Program
  • Fellowship(Clinical pharmacology, Toxicology, and Motherisk Progrma) in University of Toronto(2003-2004)
  • International Board of Certified Lactation Consultant(2003~)
  • Member of Organization of Teratology specialist(2008~)
  • Member of Korean Reproductive and Development Toxicology Research Association(2004~)

Jun-Sik Choi MD, PhD

  • Associate professor, Division of Maternal Fetal medicine, OB&Gyn. Cheil General Hospital,
    Kwandong University, College of Medicine, Seoul Korea
  • Member of Organization of Teratology Specialist
  • Associate director the Korean Motherisk Program
  • Member of Korean Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Member of Insurance Committee of Korean Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Member of Special Committee of the Korean Perinatology

Jun-Sik Choi MD, PhD

  • Associate professor, Division of Maternal Fetal medicine, OB&Gyn.
    Cheil General Hospital, Kwandong University, College of Medicine, Seoul Korea
  • Associate director the Korean Motherisk Program
  • Fellowship(Clinical Immunology) in University of Rosalindfranklin university (2009-2010) in Chicago, USA
  • International Board of Certified Lactation Consultant(2003~)
  • Member of American society of reproductive immunology

Gye-Jung Yeom

  • The Department of Nursing Science -master’s course
  • Korea motherisk program Consultant
  • Counseling and information

Min-Kyong Choi

  • Korea motherisk program Consultant
  • Management and Administration

Sun-Woo Yun

  • Korea motherisk program Consultant
  • DB Construction and Work support

KIM MOON JUNG

  • Busan National University, College of Medicine
  • Ilsin Christian Hospital resident training
  • Specialist of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Staff of the Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ilsin Christian
  • Asan Hospital Gynecology research
  • Busan National University gaduate school master degree

LEE SO YOUNG

  • Busan National University, College of Medicine
  • Ilsin Christian Hospital resident training
  • Specialist of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Staff of the Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ilsin Christian Hospital

KIM HEE JIN

  • Busan National University, College of Medicine
  • Ilsin Christian Hospital resident training
  • Specialist of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Staff of the Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ilsin Christian Hospital

CHOI KYOUNG A

  • Busan National University, College of Medicine
  • Ilsin Christian Hospital resident training
  • Specialist of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Staff of the Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ilsin Christian Hospital
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Tae-Bok Song, Prof., M.D.

  • director, Korean Society of Menopause, director, Korean Society of Perinatology
  • Vice President, Korean Society of Ultrasound in Obstet & Gynecol
  • Dept. of Ob & Gyn, Chonnam National University Hospital, Korea
  • 1994-1996 : Audit, Korean Society of Perinatology
  • 1995-1996 : Audit, Yunghonam Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • 1997-2000 : Member of Examination Committee, Korean Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • 2000-2002 : Audit, Korean Society of Fetal Medicine
  • 2000-2002 : Chief of Planning Committee, Korean Society of Perinato
  • 2001-2003 : Chief of public information Committee, Korean Society of Ultrasound in Obstet & Gynecol
  • 2002-2004 : Chief of public information Committee, Korean Society of Perinatology
  • 2002-2004 : Chief of Planning Committee, Korean Society of Fetal Medicine
  • 2003-2005 : Vice President, Korean Society of Ultrasound in Obstet & Gynecol
  • 2004-2006 : Chief of Planning Committee, Korean Society of Fetal Medicine
  • 2005-2005 : Chief of Planning Committee, Korean Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • 2005-2007 : Vice President, Korean Society of Ultrasound in Obstet & Gynecol
  • 2005-2007 : Chief of Finance Committee, Korean Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Mi-a Jung

  • The Korea Motherisk Program Chonnam National University Hospital Counselor

Dal-Soo Hong MD

  • Miz Women’s Hospital, 673 Tan-Bang Dong, SeoGu, Tae-jeon City, Chungnam, S.Korea
  • Fellowship Division of Maternal Fetal medicine( Motherisk Program), OB&Gyn.
    Cheil General Hospital, Kwandong University, College of Medicine, Seoul Korea (2005-2006)
  • Member of the Korean Motherisk Program

Our publications

    • 1.  Lee SW, Han JY, Choi JS, Chung JH, Kim MY, Yang JH, Koong MK, Nava-Ocampo AA, Koren G.
      Pregnancy outcome of women inadvertently exposed to ribostamycin during early pregnancy: a prospective cohort study.
      Reprod Toxicol. 2009
      DOWNLOAD
    • 2. Kim MH, Han JY, Cho YJ, Ahn HK, Kim JO, Ryu HM, Kim MY, Yang JH, Nava-Ocampo AA.
      Factors associated with a positive intake of folic acid in the periconceptional period among Korean women.
      Public Health Nutr. 2009
      DOWNLOAD
    • 3. Levy S, Fayez I, Taguchi N, Han JY, Aiello J, Matsui D, Moretti M, Koren G, Ito S.
      Pregnancy outcome following in utero exposure to bisphosphonates.
      Bone. 2009
      DOWNLOAD
    • 4. Cho YJ, Han JY, Choi JS, Ahn HK, Ryu HM, Kim MY, Yang JH, Nava-Ocampo AA, Koren G.
      Prenatal multivitamins containing folic acid do not decrease prevalence of depression among pregnant women.
      J Obstet Gynaecol. 2008
      DOWNLOAD
    • 5. Lee SW, Han JY, Choi JS, Chung JH, Kim MY, Yang JH, Koong MK, Nava-Ocampo AA, Koren G.
      Pregnancy outcome of women inadvertently exposed to ribostamycin during early pregnancy: a prospective cohort study.
      Reprod Toxicol. 2009
      DOWNLOAD
    • 6. Kim MH, Han JY, Cho YJ, Ahn HK, Kim JO, Ryu HM, Kim MY, Yang JH, Nava-Ocampo AA.
      Factors associated with a positive intake of folic acid in the periconceptional period among Korean women.
      Public Health Nutr. 2009
      DOWNLOAD
    • 7. Levy S, Fayez I, Taguchi N, Han JY, Aiello J, Matsui D, Moretti M, Koren G, Ito S.
      Pregnancy outcome following in utero exposure to bisphosphonates.
      Bone. 2009
      DOWNLOAD
      8. Cho YJ, Han JY, Choi JS, Ahn HK, Ryu HM, Kim MY, Yang JH, Nava-Ocampo AA, Koren G.
    • Prenatal multivitamins containing folic acid do not decrease prevalence of depression among pregnant women.
      J Obstet Gynaecol. 2008
      DOWNLOAD
    • 9. Lee SW, Han JY, Choi JS, Chung JH, Kim MY, Yang JH, Koong MK, Nava-Ocampo AA, Koren G.
      Pregnancy outcome of women inadvertently exposed to ribostamycin during early pregnancy: a prospective cohort study.
      Reprod Toxicol. 2009
      DOWNLOAD
    • 10. Kim MH, Han JY, Cho YJ, Ahn HK, Kim JO, Ryu HM, Kim MY, Yang JH, Nava-Ocampo AA.
      Factors associated with a positive intake of folic acid in the periconceptional period among Korean women.
      Public Health Nutr. 2009
      DOWNLOAD
    • 11. Levy S, Fayez I, Taguchi N, Han JY, Aiello J, Matsui D, Moretti M, Koren G, Ito S.
      Pregnancy outcome following in utero exposure to bisphosphonates.
      Bone. 2009
      DOWNLOAD
    • 12. Cho YJ, Han JY, Choi JS, Ahn HK, Ryu HM, Kim MY, Yang JH, Nava-Ocampo AA, Koren G.
      Prenatal multivitamins containing folic acid do not decrease prevalence of depression among pregnant women.
      J Obstet Gynaecol. 2008
      DOWNLOAD
    • 13. Lee SW, Han JY, Choi JS, Chung JH, Kim MY, Yang JH, Koong MK, Nava-Ocampo AA, Koren G.
      Pregnancy outcome of women inadvertently exposed to ribostamycin during early pregnancy: a prospective cohort study.
      Reprod Toxicol. 2009
      DOWNLOAD
    • 14. Kim MH, Han JY, Cho YJ, Ahn HK, Kim JO, Ryu HM, Kim MY, Yang JH, Nava-Ocampo AA.
      Factors associated with a positive intake of folic acid in the periconceptional period among Korean women.
      Public Health Nutr. 2009
      DOWNLOAD
    • 15. Levy S, Fayez I, Taguchi N, Han JY, Aiello J, Matsui D, Moretti M, Koren G, Ito S.
      Pregnancy outcome following in utero exposure to bisphosphonates.
      Bone. 2009
      DOWNLOAD
    • 16. Cho YJ, Han JY, Choi JS, Ahn HK, Ryu HM, Kim MY, Yang JH, Nava-Ocampo AA, Koren G.
      Prenatal multivitamins containing folic acid do not decrease prevalence of depression among pregnant women.
      J Obstet Gynaecol. 2008
      DOWNLOAD
    • 17. Lee SW, Han JY, Choi JS, Chung JH, Kim MY, Yang JH, Koong MK, Nava-Ocampo AA, Koren G.
      Pregnancy outcome of women inadvertently exposed to ribostamycin during early pregnancy: a prospective cohort study.
      Reprod Toxicol. 2009
      DOWNLOAD
    • 18. Kim MH, Han JY, Cho YJ, Ahn HK, Kim JO, Ryu HM, Kim MY, Yang JH, Nava-Ocampo AA.
      Factors associated with a positive intake of folic acid in the periconceptional period among Korean women.
      Public Health Nutr. 2009
      DOWNLOAD
    • 19. Levy S, Fayez I, Taguchi N, Han JY, Aiello J, Matsui D, Moretti M, Koren G, Ito S.
      Pregnancy outcome following in utero exposure to bisphosphonates.
      Bone. 2009
      DOWNLOAD
    • 20. Cho YJ, Han JY, Choi JS, Ahn HK, Ryu HM, Kim MY, Yang JH, Nava-Ocampo AA, Koren G.
      Prenatal multivitamins containing folic acid do not decrease prevalence of depression among pregnant women.
      J Obstet Gynaecol. 2008
      DOWNLOAD
    • 21. Lee SW, Han JY, Choi JS, Chung JH, Kim MY, Yang JH, Koong MK, Nava-Ocampo AA, Koren G.
      Pregnancy outcome of women inadvertently exposed to ribostamycin during early pregnancy: a prospective cohort study.
      Reprod Toxicol. 2009
      DOWNLOAD
    • 22. Kim MH, Han JY, Cho YJ, Ahn HK, Kim JO, Ryu HM, Kim MY, Yang JH, Nava-Ocampo AA.
      Factors associated with a positive intake of folic acid in the periconceptional period among Korean women.
      Public Health Nutr. 2009
      DOWNLOAD
    • 23. Levy S, Fayez I, Taguchi N, Han JY, Aiello J, Matsui D, Moretti M, Koren G, Ito S.
      Pregnancy outcome following in utero exposure to bisphosphonates.
      Bone. 2009
      DOWNLOAD
    • 24. Cho YJ, Han JY, Choi JS, Ahn HK, Ryu HM, Kim MY, Yang JH, Nava-Ocampo AA, Koren G.
      Prenatal multivitamins containing folic acid do not decrease prevalence of depression among pregnant women.
      J Obstet Gynaecol. 2008
      DOWNLOAD
    • 25. Cho YJ, Han JY, Choi JS, Ahn HK, Ryu HM, Kim MY, Yang JH, Nava-Ocampo AA, Koren G.
      Prenatal multivitamins containing folic acid do not decrease prevalence of depression among pregnant women.
      J Obstet Gynaecol. 2008
      DOWNLOAD

Our Address

1-19 Mookjung-Dong, Jung-Gu, Seoul, Korea 100-380

Telephone : 82-2-2000-7984

E-mail : motherisk@naver.com

Visit our websites

The Korean Motherisk Program: http://www.motherisk.or.kr

MotherSafe Centers: mothersafe.or.kr