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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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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders ‘Health Crisis’ Hot Topic At World-Renowned Conference

 TORONTO, CANADA -  Experts Will Examine Canadian Strategies For Ideas To Improve FASD Awareness Around The World.  The world’s leading teratology experts at MotherToBaby USA and Motherisk Canada, members of the international non-profit Organization of Teratology Infor

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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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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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Paroxetine (Paxil®)

While not every study agrees, Paxil use in the first trimester may cause a 1% increase in heart defects. See our FACTSHEET

Stress

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

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