Helping You & Your Patients Make Informed Maternity Care Decisions
MotherToBaby supports obstetricians and gynecologists (OB/GYN) as they navigate environmental exposures in the treatment of preconception, pregnant, and lactating patients. We understand the challenges that you face when counseling patients on exposure risks and when deciding on treatment courses during pregnancy or lactation. Our resources help you weigh the risks and benefits of an exposure to both your patient who is pregnant and their baby, allowing you to educate your patient about how best to minimize maternal and fetal/infant risk.
We specialize in evaluating teratogenic risks associated with maternal, household, and environmental exposures, including but not limited to medications, vaccines, substances of use, maternal health conditions and infections, workplace exposures, and much more. We provide no-cost, evidence-based information in a patient-friendly manner that will help you and your patient make informed decisions for the health of both the person who is pregnant and their baby.
We are also dedicated to furthering the information and understanding of medication safety in pregnancy through our observational MotherToBaby Pregnancy Studies. We are proud to lead more than half of all Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-mandated pregnancy registries conducted in the U.S. MotherToBaby Pregnancy Studies are rigorously designed cohort studies that aim to provide critically needed product safety information – and your patient referrals make all the difference. With your referral, you are helping us generate data that will lead to improved product safety information in pregnancy, thereby providing you and your patients with the evidence you need to make more informed treatment decisions.
In a national online survey of ACOG members, Stotland et al. found that 78% of obstetricians agreed that they can reduce patient exposures to environmental health hazards by counseling patients, but barriers to counseling included a lack of knowledge of and uncertainty about the evidence.— Stotland et al., 2014
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.