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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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2013 marks the 40th anniversary of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) discovery

2013 marks the 40th anniversary of when Drs. Kenneth Lyons Jones and David Smith discovered Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). In the following video, Dr. Jones delivers a powerful message about drinking alcohol during pregnancy.

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

MotherToBaby Utah Hosts Webinar On Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco In Pregnancy

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - A webinar aimed at educating the public, as well as health care providers, about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs of abuse (ATOD) and their effects during pregnancy is now available for free viewing.Julia Robertson, CPM, and Alfred Romeo, RN, PhD of MotherToBaby Utah, also known

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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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Abstaining From Alcohol During Pregnancy Still The Best Choice For Baby

January 7, 2014 - Experts Call Mass Media Misrepresentation Of Recent Alcohol-Related Studies ‘Harmful’. Brentwood, TN – “Children Of Mothers Who Drink Alcohol During Pregnancy ‘Better Behaved,’” and “Pour It Up Pregs,” coupled with images of smi

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Breaking Bad Habits During Spring Break: Why Alcohol And Pregnancy Continues To Be A Problem

  By Sonia Alvarado, Senior Teratogen Information Specialist, MotherToBaby CA Spring break 2014, which, for some, actually fell at the end of winter this year, is in full swing. Many students are back to school working diligently toward their degree. For some students, Spring break me

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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

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

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