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NYS Pregnancy Risk Network provides evidence based information about exposures in pregnancy. For some exposures, sometimes there isn’t enough information available. Pregnancy Risk Network collaborates on research activities with OTIS, Organization of Teratology Information Specialists, in an effort to increase available information about exposures in pregnancy.

MotherToBaby is currently conducting pregnancy follow-up projects to learn more about autoimmune diseases and asthma in pregnancy and the medications used to treat these conditions. There are studies looking at vaccines in pregnancy, too. Specifically, there are studies looking at influenza vaccine, HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine and meningitis vaccine given either shortly before or during pregnancy. Pregnant women who are not exposed to the medications, conditions or vaccines being evaluated may also be needed.

These are observational studies; pregnant women are not asked to do anything differently during their pregnancy. If you are pregnant and would like to learn how your experiences can benefit others, please call us 1-800-724-2454.

These studies are conducted to increase the body of information available worldwide to pregnant women and health care professionals.

For information from the CDC on Pregnant women and the flu: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/pregnant.htm

Text for this site provided by Erin Houghton, MS, CGC, Genetic Counselor and Lindsey Morse, MS, CGC, Genetic Counselor Ferre Institute, Inc
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Last Modified: February 28, 2013