We Can Help You and Your Pregnant and Lactating Patients Make Informed Decisions
MotherToBaby supports midwives as they care for their patients during preconception planning, pregnancy, and delivery. People who are pregnant often have a litany of questions about how best to ensure a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby – and some of those questions may center on how a person’s exposures could impact their developing baby during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Examples of such exposures could include but are not limited to medications that a person may need to take, foods or beverages they consume, substances they use, infections they may contract, or vaccines they may need to receive. Exposures are different for every person, and the bottom line is we all want what is healthy for both parent and baby.
We’re the experts on evaluating the effects of exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Our resources are no-cost and patient-friendly, and will help you understand the safety or risk of an exposure for the person who is pregnant and their baby. No matter if your patient has a preexisting illness, a medical problem that requires diagnostics or medication treatment, or has questions about substance use, we are here to provide you with evidence-based information on exposures during pregnancy and lactation.
Midwives are ideally positioned to prevent or limit toxic exposure in [people who are pregnant], fetuses, and infants.— American College of Nurse Midwives: The Effect of Environmental Toxins on Reproductive and Developmental Health, 2015
Explore how we can help you and your pregnant and breastfeeding patients by providing no-cost exposure risk assessments, patient education materials, observational studies to monitor pregnancy outcomes, and more.
Explore our fact sheets are easy-to-read patient education materials that are available in English and Spanish.
Discover our observational studies on a variety of medications and maternal health conditions, and learn how to refer your patients.
Contact us for no-cost, evidence-based info on exposures during pregnancy or breastfeeding by phone, text, email, and chat.
Order free patient education materials and provider resources about both our information service and our pregnancy studies.
Learn about our partnerships with organizations that share our interest in promoting the health of families.