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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

MotherToBaby Lands Federal Funding to Expand Services

 BRENTWOOD, TN – January 28, 2015  Approximately 50% Of Women Report Taking At Least One Medication During PregnancyAs January’s National Birth Defects Prevention Month comes to a close, the United States’ Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and

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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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News Archives

When Measles Strike, It’s Not The Happiest Place On Earth For Pregnant Women

  By Sonia Alvarado, Senior Teratogen Information Specialist, MotherToBaby CA  “Martha,” a 27 year-old pregnant woman from Long Beach, anxiously cried out over the telephone, “What if I have measles?! I’ll never live with myself if my baby suffers because

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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 FACT SHEET

Stress

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

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