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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.

 

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MotherToBaby Calls Recent NY Times Antidepressant Story 'Incomplete,' 'Weak'

BRENTWOOD, TN - Experts at MotherToBaby, a service of the international non-profit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS), call the recent New York Times article suggesting use of antidepressants during pregnancy is more harmful than previously thought "incomplete" and &

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FASD Awareness: Alcohol During Pregnancy Still Affecting 40,000 Babies Each Year

MotherToBaby is joining the cause to increase awareness of the risks of drinking alcohol while pregnant as September’s Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Month kicks off. It is estimated that 40,000 babies are born each year with FASDs, which describe a range of effects that can

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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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IBD, Pregnancy, and The Burning Question: ‘Will My Baby Be O.K.?’

 By Beth Kiernan, MPH, Interviewer & Teratogen Information Specialist, MotherToBaby.  “I just found out I’m pregnant, and while I am glad, I’m also pretty overwhelmed,” lamented Marian, a never-pregnant, newly-married woman who had struggled with Crohn&rsqu

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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 FACTSHEET

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