Helping to Protect Pregnancy

Our research looks at medication safety in pregnancy, so moms can feel assured.

More than 2 out of every 3 moms-to-be have to take a prescription medication, but they and their health providers struggle with the fact that many of these medications aren’t well-studied for their safety in pregnancy. They deserve to have better information so they can make important treatment decisions for mom and baby. It is our goal to provide this information – and we need your help to do it!

If you join a MotherToBaby Pregnancy Study, our team will follow your pregnancy and your baby’s development for a period of time after birth. 

Our research is by observation only—we will not ask you to take or change any medications. Plus, you can participate from the comfort of your home. All studies are conducted by phone interviews.

— Updated: November 18, 2020

Our research team will observe your pregnancy to learn more about mom & baby’s health. Your participation will help inform us about medication use and maternal health conditions in pregnancy.

All of our studies include:

1-3 phone interviews during your pregnancy and at least 1 interview after you have your baby. Some studies may have additional interviews.

Your permission to obtain a copy of your and your baby’s medical records from your healthcare providers.

Contact us to see if you qualify!

All information provided will be kept confidential. We will not disclose your personal information to anyone.

Questions? Call 866.626.6847 | Text 855.999.3525 | Email or Chat at

Disclaimer: MotherToBaby Fact Sheets are meant for general information purposes and should not replace the advice of your health care provider. MotherToBaby is a service of the non-profit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS). OTIS/MotherToBaby encourages inclusive and person-centered language. While our name still contains a reference to mothers, we are updating our resources with more inclusive terms. Use of the term mother or maternal refers to a person who is pregnant. Use of the term father or paternal refers to a person who contributes sperm. Copyright by OTIS, January 28, 2020.