When Your Bundle of Joy Comes with a Bundle of Questions – We’re Your Experts on Environmental Exposures.
MotherToBaby is the nation’s most trusted source of evidence-based information on medications and other exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. MotherToBaby Fact Sheets summarize all the available scientific information to determine whether or not parents and their developing babies are at risk because of an exposure in their environment. We offer over 250 Fact Sheets on a wide variety of exposure topics that are available to the public 24/7 in English and Spanish. Our Fact Sheets cover many common pregnancy and breastfeeding exposures that a person may experience, including prescription and over-the-counter medications, recreational substances, cosmetic treatments, maternal health conditions, infections, vaccines, chemicals, and workplace exposures.
Our Fact Sheets are not the only way that MotherToBaby provides safety and risk information about exposures that a person who is pregnant or breastfeeding may encounter. Our experts also provide personalized information by live chat, text, phone, and email at no-cost to the public. If our database of Fact Sheets does not include the exposure that you are interested in or if you have additional questions about the exposure, please don’t hesitate to contact our information specialists.
Everyone should have access to accurate information to make the best health decisions for themselves and their family.
While our experts are steeped in scientific backgrounds, we focus on communicating information about pregnancy and breastfeeding exposures in an easy to read format through multiple channels, including The MotherToBaby Podcast and our Baby Blog. You can listen to The MotherToBaby Podcast to hear from host, MotherToBaby specialist, and mom-of-four, Chris Stallman, as she takes listeners’ questions on exposures and engages guest experts to address what’s okay and what’s not during pregnancy and breastfeeding. You can also read our Baby Blogs, which provide helpful information on some of today’s most pressing exposure topics.
Our team knows so much about pregnancy and breastfeeding exposures because we are also top researchers in the field of birth defects prevention and medication safety. Our MotherToBaby Pregnancy Studies are observational research studies that aim to answer questions about whether a person’s health conditions and treatments affect their pregnancy. Our research has been instrumental in identifying previously unrecognized exposures that can be harmful to pregnancy, as well as ruling out substantial risk for other medications and vaccines. The information yielded by our research gets included on medication labels and can be used by the public and their health professionals to make treatment decisions during pregnancy.
Browse below to find our most popular exposure topics and to access related fact sheets, blogs, podcasts, ongoing observational MotherToBaby Pregnancy Studies, and more. Check back frequently as we are constantly adding new resources and updating existing information!
Explore Our Most Popular Topics
Critical info on the novel coronavirus for people who are pregnant, planning to be, or breastfeeding.
Get more info on treating attention-related disorders during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
More harmful than cocaine, meth or heroin – why you should avoid alcohol if pregnant or breastfeeding.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding information for allergy sufferers plagued with a stuffy nose, sneezing and itchy eyes.
Spine pain? We’ve got info on AS and treatment during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Feeling anxious about anxiety? Access resources for managing anxiety during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Breathing for two – access info on asthma and its treatment during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Marijuana, pot, whatever you call it – we’ve got info you need if pregnant or breastfeeding.
Colds & Flu
The 4-1-1 on sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, and fever during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Getting relief from constipation should not be a strain – access info for people who are pregnant and/or breastfeeding.
You are not alone — visit our resources for managing depression before, during, & after pregnancy.
Access resources for the most common skin condition in pregnant and breastfeeding women.
At the heart of it all – get info for people who are pregnant and/or breastfeeding with high cholesterol.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Follow your gut – get info on IBD and its treatment while pregnant or breastfeeding.
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
JIA may be diagnosed in the childhood years, but its impact can be felt in adulthood.
A heavy metal that can be found in common household objects can affect your developing baby.
Nearly 9 out of every 10 people with lupus are women. Will it influence you or your baby’s health?
Managing a mental health condition before, during or after pregnancy? What you need to know.
Important info and resources on MS and its treatment during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
In the face of a nationwide opioid epidemic, access our resources for both people who are pregnant and/or breastfeeding and health providers.
Get comfy with the skin you’re in – explore our resources on psoriasis, pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Flare-up fears? We’ve got skin and joint disease info for pregnant and breastfeeding moms.
Swelling, stiffness, and pain from RA – could it impact pregnancy or breastfeeding?
How can someone minimize their baby’s risk of exposure to the Zika virus through travel or from their partner?