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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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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

CDC: 38 Million Americans Drink ‘Too Much’ Alcohol; Alaska Public Health Nurses Take Action

ALASKA - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only 1 in 6 adults has talked about their alcohol use with a health professional. As Alcohol Awareness Month continues, nurses in Alaska are using screening and brief intervention techniques in an effort to change that stati

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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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Experts Spread Message About ‘Preventable Birth Defects’ On First-Ever World Birth Defects Day

          BRENTWOOD, TN –  March 2, 2015. 1 In 33 Are Born With A Birth Defect In The U.S. Each Year.“Many potentially devastating birth defects can be prevented,” that’s the message leading researchers in the field want the public

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News Archives

Flare-ups Fueling Fears During Pregnancy? Stop In The Name Of Psoriasis!

 By Patricia Olney, MS, CGC, Genetic Counselor & Teratogen Information Specialist, MotherToBaby Georgia.  Emily’s call to MotherToBaby came in late at night.  Her voicemail message sounded a bit garbled, almost as if she had been crying.  I returned her call the ne

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Fact Sheets

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Alcohol

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 FACT SHEET

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