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MotherToBaby, a service of the non-profit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists, is dedicated to providing evidence-based information to mothers, health care professionals, and the general public about medications and other exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Talk directly to the experts behind the most up-to-date research! Find a MotherToBaby affiliate near you by clicking on the map above, or call us toll-FREE: 1-866-626-6847.

Healthcare providers

A Message From MotherToBaby's President: "Alcohol during pregnancy still affecting 1 in 100"

Faces Behind MotherToBaby

Luther K. Robinson, MD is  Director of Dysmorphology and Clinical Genetics in the Division of Genetics of the Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo at Kaleida Health. He will be honored this month by the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) in Washington D.C. for his contributions to the Fetal Alcohol Spectrums Disorders field.

Dr. Robinson has a long history with OTIS/MotherToBaby. He is the former medical director of the New York Pregnancy Risk Network, an OTIS-affiliated service. He currently serves on the OTIS Research Committee and one of his past mentors was Dr. Kenneth Lyons Jones, current OTIS President. To learn more about Dr. Robinson and the NOFAS Leadership Research Awards Benefit where he will be honored, please click here.

 

News

Experts Call Unhealthy Behaviors Among Pregnant Teens ‘Huge' Problem

BRENTWOOD, TN -  May 13, 2015 - MotherToBaby Aims To Curb Trend Through New Partnership With ‘Healthy Teen Network’Drug and alcohol abuse during pregnancy that leads to serious birth defects is something health care providers have often warned the general public about, but the messa

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Baby Blog En Español

 Sofocando las Alergias Estacionales Durante el Embarazo Por Lorrie Harris-Sagaribay, MPH, MotherToBaby North Carolina ¡Bienvenida, primavera! Para la mayoría de los Estados Unidos, esta linda estación significa ¡las flores silvestres que aparecen! ¡Los

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MotherToBaby Partners With Film Company; Experts To Provide Info To ‘40 Weeks’ Audiences

Brentwood, TN – MotherToBaby and Big Belli LLC, the production company behind the latest pregnancy-focused documentary, “40 Weeks The Movie,” have partnered to provide the women who view the film as well as visit BigBelli.com with expert information regarding exposures du

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News Archives

AH-CHOOsing the Best Way to Stifle Seasonal Allergies During Pregnancy

By Lorrie Harris-Sagaribay, MPH, MotherToBaby North CarolinaWelcome, spring!  In most of the United States, this fair season means wildflowers popping up!  Trees blooming!  Fresh grasses turning hillsides green!  (Sniffle)…Umm, did someone say wildflowers?...(AHHH…?

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Fact Sheets

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Influenza Vaccine

The flu shot given by injection is recommended in any trimester for women who will be pregnant during the flu season. See our FACTSHEET

Paroxetine (Paxil®)

While not every study agrees, Paxil use in the first trimester may cause a 1% increase in heart defects. See our FACT SHEET

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