about exposures during pregnancy or breastfeeding? Contact us online or call our service toll free to speak to a counselor.
As an international scientific and professional society, OTIS has provided evidence-based up-to-date information about the risks of exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding through our toll-free telephone service. For more than two decades, OTIS has continued to develop cutting-edge ways to engage and educate women and health care professionals, including our online fact sheets and educational tools, and our strong social media presence. We are pleased and excited to take the next step in the promotion of OTIS services: the official launch of MotherToBaby: A Service of the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS)!
Pregnancy Risk Network is a free telephone information service for women, men, and healthcare professionals in New York State and is funded by the New York State Department of Health.
Pregnancy Risk Network provides evidence-based information and risk assessment about exposures that may affect pregnancy or breastfeeding. These exposures can include prescription or over-the-counter medications, illicit substances or substances of abuse, infectious diseases and other environmental agents.
Accurate, up-to-date information enables patients and health care professionals to make informed treatment choices, reduces the risk of birth defects, improves birth outcomes, and reduces the number of unnecessary termination of pregnancies.
We can answer your questions about reproductive exposures when planning a pregnancy, when thereâ€™s been exposure during pregnancy, or when medication is necessary to treat a condition during pregnancy. We also provide information about reproductive effects of exposures to men.
This information is offered to support women, their families and health professionals who are dealing with questions or anxiety about pregnancy or breast-feeding exposures.
The Pregnancy Risk Network is a program of Ferre Institute, Inc. whose mission is to promote the health of individuals and families by providing information and education about genetics, infertility, environmental exposures, and family history; and integrating advances in these areas into personal health management.
Last Modified: March 18, 2013