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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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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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WATCH: New Documentary Examines The Risks Of Choosing Not To Vaccinate

PBS - As many parents struggle with decisions about whether or not they should vaccinate their children, diseases that were once nearly eradicated in many parts of the world are making a comeback. Why is whooping cough now an epidemic? Measles and mumps are back with a fury as well. NOVA's "Vac

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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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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.

Stress

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

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