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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.



Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Webinar

          Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Webinar - Presented by Dr. Kenneth Lyons Jones                                                   

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Experts Call Unhealthy Behaviors Among Pregnant Teens ‘Huge' Problem

BRENTWOOD, TN -  May 13, 2015 - MotherToBaby Aims To Curb Trend Through New Partnership With ‘Healthy Teen Network’Drug and alcohol abuse during pregnancy that leads to serious birth defects is something health care providers have often warned the general public about, but the messa

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Baby Blog En Español

 El Alcohol: Sea Conocedora si Da Pecho Por Chris Colón, Consejera de Genética Certificada de MotherToBaby Arizona Durante el embarazo, muchas mujeres hacen cambios en su vida con el el fin de tener la mejor oportunidad de tener un bebé sano. Yo sé que yo l

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Alcohol: Be ‘In The Know’ If Nursing Baby

 By Chris Colón, Certified Genetic Counselor at MotherToBaby’s Arizona Pregnancy Riskline  During pregnancy, many women make changes in their lives in order to have the best chance to have a healthy baby. I know I did during both of my pregnancies. These changes can involve th

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Fact Sheets

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Drinking alcohol during pregnancy has a direct effect on brain development. See our FACT SHEET.


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