Supporting Pediatricians in Managing Pregnancy and Lactation Exposure Risks
As a pediatrician, you are on the front lines of questions that anxious parents may ask about the impact of pre- and postnatal environmental exposures on infant and child health and development. Examples of such exposures could include but are not limited to medications that a person who is pregnant or breastfeeding may need to take, foods or beverages they consume, infections they may contract, or vaccines they may need to receive. MotherToBaby is dedicated to evaluating the safety/risk of these exposures during pregnancy and lactation, and our experts are at your disposal.
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 parent and baby during pregnancy or lactation.
Although clinicians who care for [people who are pregnant] play a very important role in the effort to prevent congenital malformations, pediatricians also can contribute to the preventive effort and counseling of families in their practices who have a child born with a congenital malformation.— Brent, 2011
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.