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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 Expert Provides the Latest Facts About the Flu Vaccine During Pregnancy In New Medscape Article

 BRENTWOOD, TN - Sonja Rasmussen, MD, MS, current member of the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS), the professional society which provides the MotherToBaby service, published a new commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine highlighting the risks pregnant women fa

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FASD In The Spotlight: MotherToBaby Experts Featured On CTV

TORONTO, CANADA – Ahead of the Fetal Alcohol Canadian Expertise (FACE) Research Network’s 15th anniversary, as well as the international MotherToBaby/Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS) joint conference with the European Network of Teratology Services (ENTIS), Mothe

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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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The Smoking Saga & Why This Non-Fiction Addiction Should Be Shelved During Pregnancy

  By Sharon Voyer Lavigne, MS, MotherToBaby CT Teratogen Information Specialist “I know I should quit, but it’s hard…I’ve cut down, though! I know it’s bad for me, but is it really that bad for my baby anyway?” I had heard these words time and time

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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.

Stress

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

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