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Welcome to Pregnancy Risk Network

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Pregnancy Risk Network is a free telephone information service for people who have pregnancy or breastfeeding questions related to medications, illicit substances, alcohol, radiation, diseases or other environmental exposures.

Our services are provided to the people of New York State and the health professionals that care for them. Funding for Pregnancy Risk Netowork comes from the New York State Department of Health and is administered by Ferre Institute, Inc.

If you have questions, call us at 800-724-2454 or contact us via our online form.


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We are proud to be an affiliate service of MOTHERTOBABY, an organization of teratogen information specialists in the US. Find out more about MotherToBaby


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Welcome to Pregnancy Risk Network


woman

Pregnancy Risk Network is a free telephone information service for people who have pregnancy or breastfeeding questions related to medications, illicit substances, alcohol, radiation, diseases or other environmental exposures.

Our services are provided to the people of New York State and the health professionals that care for them. Funding for Pregnancy Risk Netowork comes from the New York State Department of Health and is administered by Ferre Institute, Inc.

If you have questions, call us at 800-724-2454 or contact us via our online form.

MothertoBaby


MothertoBaby logoWe are proud to be an affiliate service of MOTHERTOBABY, an organization of teratogen information specialists in the US.  We are 1 of 16 teratogen information services(TIS) in the US. This network of TIS has launched a new initiative with the Health Resources and Services Administration of the Department of Health and Human Services. 

MotherToBaby is a service of the Organization of Teratology Information Services (OTIS). OTIS is a professional scientific society made up of experts who provide the MotherToBaby services, sometimes called teratogen information services. OTIS is also made up of researchers who conduct the MotherToBaby pregnancy studies, as well as other specialists committed to understanding and communicating the effects of exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Teratology is the study of birth defects caused by exposures during pregnancy.

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Text for this site provided by Erin Houghton, MS, CGC, Genetic Counselor and Lindsey Morse, MS, CGC, Genetic Counselor Ferre Institute, Inc.

The information provided on this site is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician.

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MotherToBaby Expert Provides the Latest Facts About the Flu Vaccine During Pregnancy In New Medscape Article

BRENTWOOD, TN - Sonja Rasmussen, MD, MS, current member of the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS), the professional society which provides the MotherToBaby service, published a new commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine highlighting the risks pregnant women...

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FASD In The Spotlight: MotherToBaby Experts Featured On CTV

TORONTO, CANADA – Ahead of the Fetal Alcohol Canadian Expertise (FACE) Research Network’s 15th anniversary, as well as the international MotherToBaby/Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS) joint conference with the European Network of Teratology Services (ENTIS), Mother...

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MotherToBaby Calls Recent NY Times Antidepressant Story 'Incomplete,' 'Weak'

BRENTWOOD, TN - Experts at MotherToBaby, a service of the international non-profit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS), call the recent New York Times article suggesting use of antidepressants during pregnancy is more harmful than previously thought "incomplete" and "weak." The story takes a strong stance suggesting depression treatments during pregnancy may lead to more birth defects.

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Information for this site provided by Erin Houghton, MS, CGC, Genetic Counselor and Lindsey Morse, MS, CGC, Genetic Counselor Ferre Institute, Inc