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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), Mother...[read more]


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 "weak." The story takes a strong stance suggesting depression treatments during pregnancy may lead to more birth defects... [read more]


MotherToBaby Lands Federal Funding To Expand Services

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

Documentary: The risks of choosing not to vaccinate children...[see more]


How You Can Protect Your Baby From Pertussis "Whooping Cough" Before and After Birth

By Chelsea Flores Reviewed by Elizabeth Salas, MPH

Are you currently pregnant? Are you aware of the risk of pertussis to your baby? Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a serious problem throughout California. Public health officials confirm our state is currently experiencing a pertussis epidemic. In 2010, there were more pertussis cases in...[read more]


FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories: Going Away for Good

By Lynn Martinez and Julia Robertson, CPM, MotherToBaby UtahWomanMeds

During the more than 30 years MotherToBaby affiliates have been serving the public with education regarding exposures during pregnancy, many women have called who are very distressed, sometimes in tears, about finding out they were pregnant while taking a drug categorized as an X or D in the FDA system. “I’ve been on birth control pills and I still got pregnant! Does this mean my baby will have birth defects? It’s a category x drug for goodness sake!”...[read more]


MothertoBaby offering free medication counseling during pregnancy lands federal funding to expand services

January 28, 2015 Approximately 50% Of Women Report Taking At Least One Medication During Pregnancy BRENTWOOD, TN – As January’s National Birth Defects Prevention Month comes to a close, the United States’ Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (HRSA) opens the door for expanded access to pregnancy health education resources by [read more]


New FDA Ruling Means More Medication Risk Information For Pregnancy Women; MotherToBaby To Offer Additional Support

FDA, Food and Drug Administration, pregnant, pregnncy, Christina Chambers, Tina Chambers, label, medication...[read more]


MotherToBaby Expert Provides The Latest Facts About the Flu Vaccine During Pregnancy

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...[read more]


The Smoking Saga & Why This Non-Fiction Addiction Should Be Shelved During Pregnancy

By Sharon Voyer Lavigne, MS, MotherToBaby CT Teratogen Information Specialist

“I know I should quit, but it’s hard…I’ve cut down, though! I know it’s bad for me, but is it really that bad for my baby anyway?” I had heard these words time and time again as a teratogen information specialist and genetic counselor at MotherToBaby. ...[read more]

Information for this site provided by Erin Houghton, MS, CGC, Genetic Counselor and Lindsey Morse, MS, CGC, Genetic Counselor Ferre Institute, Inc