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Methotrexate

Selected References: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. 2018. Tubal ectopic pregnancy. ACOG Practice Bulletin No. 193. Obstet Gynecol 131:e9—e103. Del Campo M, et al. 1999. Developmental delay in fetal aminopterin/methotrexate syndrome. Teratology 60:10-12. Donnenfield AE, et al. 1994. Methotrexate exposure prior to and during pregnancy. Teratology 49:79-81. Eck, LK, et al. 2017. Risk of […]

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Methotrexate

This sheet talks about exposure to methotrexate in a pregnancy and while breastfeeding. This information should not take the place of medical care and advice from your healthcare provider. What is methotrexate? Methotrexate is a medication that can stop the growth of cells and can interfere with the immune system (the system the body uses […]

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Azathioprine/6-mercaptopurine

Selected References: Akbari M, et al. 2013 Systematic review and meta-analysis on the effects of thiopurines on birth outcomes from female and male patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis 19(1):15-22. Alami Z, et al. 2018. Pregnancy outcome following in utero exposure to azathioprine: A French comparative observational study. Therapie 73(3):199-207. Casanova MJ, et […]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Selected References: Brouwer J, et al. 2015. Brief Report: Miscarriages in Female Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients: Associations With Serologic Findings, Disease Activity, and Antirheumatic Drug Treatment. Arthritis Rheumatol. 67(7):1738-43. Brouwer J, et al. 2015. Fertility in women with rheumatoid arthritis: influence of disease activity and medication. Ann Rheum Dis. 74(10):1836-41. de Man YA, et al. 2014. […]

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Hydroxychloroquine

Selected References: Bermas BL, et al. 2018. Trends in use of hydroxychloroquine during pregnancy in systemic lupus erythematosus patients from 2001 to 2015. Lupus. 1:961203317749046. Buchanan NMM et al. 1996. Hydroxychloroquine and lupus pregnancy: review of a series of 36 cases. Ann Rheum Dis 55(7):486-488. Cimaz R et al. 2004. Electroretinograms of children born to […]

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Tocilizumab (Actemra®)

This sheet talks about exposure to tocilizumab in a pregnancy or while breastfeeding. This information should not take the place of medical care and advice from your health care provider. What is tocilizumab? Tocilizumab is a prescription medication used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic or polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA, pJIA) and giant cell […]

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Past Studies MotherToBaby research findings contribute significantly to the field of teratogenesis, which is the study of how birth defects develop. Our investigators present their research results yearly at numerous national scientific meetings and have a number of scientific publications in top peer reviewed journals. View our completed studies and publications below. Publications From Our […]

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