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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

New FDA Ruling Means More Medication Risk Information For Pregnant Women; MotherToBaby To Offer Additional Support

 Dec 3, 2014 Brentwood, TN – In a move that was several decades in the making, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a final rule that requires prescription drugs and biological products include more detailed labeling about their risks during pregnancy and breastf

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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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For Women With MS: Making Decisions About Pregnancy, Breastfeeding & More

 By Elizabeth Salas, MPH, Teratology Information Specialist, MotherToBaby California  If you have Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and are currently pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning a pregnancy, where do you go when you have questions about MS or MS treatments? In this day and age, the fir

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Fact Sheets

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Influenza Vaccine

The flu shot given by injection is recommended in any trimester for women who will be pregnant during the flu season. See our FACTSHEET

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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