MotherToBaby, a service of the non-profit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS), is the nation’s leading authority and most trusted source of evidence-based information on the safety of medications and other exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. We specialize in answering questions about the safety/risk of exposures, such as medications, vaccines, chemicals, herbal products, substances of abuse, maternal health conditions and much more, during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Our no-cost information service is available to mothers, health professionals, and the general public via chat, text, phone, and email in both English and Spanish.
MotherToBaby is a suggested resource by many agencies including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Women’s Health. More than 100,000 women and their health providers seek information about birth defects prevention from OTIS and MotherToBaby every year.
We also conduct state-of-the-art observational research on the safety of medications and vaccines in pregnancy. 9 out of 10 pregnant women in the United States take medication but evidence on the safety of many medications during pregnancy is often lacking. Our observational MotherToBaby Pregnancy Studies aim to provide this much-needed information so pregnant women and their health providers can make more informed treatment decisions.
Read more about the history, vision, mission, goals, leadership and funding of our parent organization, OTIS.
The MotherToBaby network consists of 15 affiliates housed at acclaimed universities and hospitals across the United States and Canada. These affiliates provide the MotherToBaby service to people living in all 50 U.S. states, the U.S. territories, and the province of Quebec in Canada. We encourage you to find your affiliate and to connect with the team that is working to reduce the chance of preventable birth defects in your community.