About us

The Royal Women’s Hospital (the Women's) is Australia’s first and largest specialist hospital dedicated to improving the health of all women and newborns. We are a major teaching hospital and internationally-recognised for our medical research.

For more than 155 years, we have been advocating for new approaches to women’s health, as we have always recognised the different health challenges that women face throughout their lives. The hospital provides comprehensive services ranging from health promotion to clinical expertise and leadership in maternity, gynaecology, women's cancer services and in the specialist care of newborns.

As experts in complex and high-risk pregnancies, and specialists in women’s health, we provide treatment and care for some of women’s greatest health concerns, including health in pregnancy and motherhood.

As a hospital that cares for all women, the Women’s has developed specialised care for some of the most vulnerable women in Victoria; including those with drug and alcohol dependencies.

The Pharmacy Department at the Women’s is committed to providing evidence-based practices and information to assist health practitioners in the quality use of medicines in the Women's specialty areas; maternity, gynaecology and care of newborns. 

The Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Medicines Guide is compiled by the Pharmacy department at the Women's, with the assistance of a group of expert reviewers.

Last Updated: 30 June 2015

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Access to current and unbiased information anytime, anywhere on any internet-enabled device

Summarises key findings and provides detailed, practical recommendations on the use of medicines during pregnancy and breastfeeding to support the clinical decision making process

All available information is fully referenced; peer reviewed and is constantly updated.

Downloadable medicine fact sheets for patients

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INDIVIDUAL users – $170 annually, inc. GST

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Practical recommendations

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) pregnancy categories and manufacturer’s product information are sometimes difficult to interpret. The Women’s PBMG has developed a series of practical recommendations for medicines used during pregnancy and breastfeeding.