By Kenneth Lyons Jones, MD, OTIS/MotherToBaby President We, the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS), are extremely pleased to introduce a new name for our free counseling service, including our service in California, called MotherToBaby. MotherToBaby was chosen because it so perfectly depicts the commitment we have made to provide personalized, evidence-based information to mothers-to-be, [...]Read more
Experts Provide Free Answers About Medications & More During Pregnancy & Breastfeeding San...
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) researchers studied 1,000 children, some with autism and some without, and found no evidence between multiple childhood vaccines and an increased autism risk. More about the new study, which was published last month in the Journal of Pediatrics, can be found by clicking here. For questions about [...]Read more
Experts Say The Drug May Help Curb Some Pregnancy Complications Brentwood, TN – As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces approval of Diclegis (docylamine succinate and pyridoxine hydrochloride) to treat nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP), MotherToBaby experts have begun fielding questions about the much-debated drug’s risks to a woman’s developing baby. Experts [...]Read more
© Danabeth555 | Stock Free Images & Dreamstime Stock Photos By Alfred Romeo, RN, PhD The influenza (flu) vaccine is recommended for any woman considering a pregnancy or for any pregnant woman during flu season. As a nurse, I wish every mom-to-be followed this recommendation. Unfortunately, it’s simply not the case. I see the sad [...]Read more
By Lori Wolfe, MS, Director of the Texas Teratogen Information Service Pregnancy Riskline As we dive headfirst into November, National Adoption Month, I’m reminded of how crucial it is we all remember the vast numbers of children without permanent homes for the holidays, as well as the barriers keeping many people from taking the leap [...]Read more