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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.

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Researcher Talks About Latest Study Findings Of IBD Medication Use During Pregnancy

In the video below, Dr. Uma Mahadevan, of the University of California, San Francisco Center for Colitis and Crohn's Disease, discusses the latest results of a study examining the outcomes of pregnancies in which women took certain medications for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). The study followed 1000 women and their offspring until 4 years of age. Also read how you can continue to help researchers learn more about IBD and the medications to treat it during pregnancy through the MotherToBaby Autoimmune Diseases in Pregnancy Study here.


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.



MotherToBaby UT Marks 30th Anniversary With 230,000th Call

(Salt Lake City, UT) – For three decades, the Pregnancy Risk Line’s (PRL) MotherToBaby service has helped mothers and health care providers keep babies safe during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. On May 30, the program celebrates 30 years of service and will take its 230,000

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MotherToBaby Utah Hosts Webinar On Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco In Pregnancy

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - A webinar aimed at educating the public, as well as health care providers, about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs of abuse (ATOD) and their effects during pregnancy is now available for free viewing.Julia Robertson, CPM, and Alfred Romeo, RN, PhD of MotherToBaby Utah, also known

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MotherToBaby Launches Pinterest Site

From healthy pregnancy tips, to everything breastfeeding, MotherToBaby has joined the visual platform of Pinterest in an effort to further educate the public about exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding. If you’re unfamiliar with Pinterest, the self-described “visual discovery tool

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News Archives

The Science Of Pumping And Dumping: Are Medications And Breast Milk Compatible?

   By Pat Olney, MS, CGC, Pregnancy Risk Specialist, MotherToBaby Georgia  -   One day in early June I received a frantic call from a woman who had first called Georgia’s Poison Control Center worried about the agent used to treat her varicose veins. She thought t

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Fact Sheets

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Drinking alcohol during pregnancy has a direct effect on brain development. See our Fact Sheet

Paroxetine (Paxil®)

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