We've changed our name: OTIS' non-profit service is now officially "MotherToBaby!"

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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.



Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Webinar

          Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Webinar - Presented by Dr. Kenneth Lyons Jones                                                   

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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

 Más Allá de la Dieta de Moda: Mi Travesía de Gluten por el Embarazo y la Vida  Por Julia Robertson, CPM, Especialista de Información Teratológica, MotherToBaby Utah¡Resulta de que no soy loca ni soy una hipocondriaca!  Después de d&eacu

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News Archives

Beyond The Diet Fad: My Gluten Journey Through Pregnancy, Life

 By Julia Robertson, CPM, Teratogen Information Specialist, MotherToBaby Utah  As it turns out, I’m not crazy nor am I a hypochondriac! After decades - and I mean more than 30 years - of bouts of severe constipation and diarrhea, fatigue, joint pain, migraines, skin rashes and infert

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Fact Sheets

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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


It is unlikely that stress alone is able to cause physical birth defects. See our FACT SHEET.