Providing Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Exposure Information to Southeastern U.S. Residents
MotherToBaby Georgia specialists answer questions about exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding for residents in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and Mississippi. We also offer educational webinars, presentations, and trainings to community agencies, professional organizations, and healthcare providers. MotherToBaby Georgia is funded by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. We are housed within the Center for Maternal Substance Abuse and Child Development at Emory University’s School of Medicine.
855.789.6222 (toll free)
Hours: Open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm ET except federal holidays
Meet Our Team
Claire Coles, PhD
Dr. Coles is Director of MotherToBaby Georgia and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics at Emory University, where she is also Director of the Maternal Substance Abuse and Child Development Laboratory. Her expertise is in the developmental and behavioral effects of prenatal exposure to drugs and alcohol and the interaction of these effects with the postnatal environment. She was among the first to describe the behavioral effects of prenatal alcohol exposure and to investigate the effects of cocaine exposure on child development.
Lauren Kozlowski, MSW, MPH
Lauren is the Program Coordinator for MotherToBaby Georgia. She graduated from Boston University with both a Masters of Social Work and a Masters of Public Health. Lauren is also in the certification process to become a birth and postpartum doula. She has experience working with families in both an educational setting as well as in housing and health, allowing her to recognize the multiple factors contributing to the ability of women and children to thrive. She enjoys living in Atlanta and exploring what the city has to offer.
MotherToBaby Georgia Newsletter
Our staff also write newsletters on topics of interest to those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Take a look at some of the topics we’ve covered below:
- Allergy Medications: Options During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
- Understanding Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
- The Flu Shot and Pregnancy
- Congenital Syphilis and Pregnancy
- Gestational Diabetes
- Medications and Breastfeeding
- Getting a Tattoo while Pregnant or Breastfeeding
- Depression and Breastfeeding
- Drinking While Nursing