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Medication Resources

Resources for Questions about Medication during Pregnancy and Lactation

Parents and providers can access reliable information about medication uses and risks during pregnancy and postpartum at these links below. Decisions about taking medication during pregnancy and breastfeeding is individual, and is best made in consultation with your healthcare provider. However, some healthcare providers don’t have all the information about using medication during this time, and this can be very confusing to families. We are very grateful for these research registries that keep track and are reliable sources of information regarding medication risks and uses.

Mother to Baby
Telephone: 866-626-6847
MotherToBaby, a service of the non-profit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists, is dedicated to providing evidence-based information to mothers, health care professionals, and the general public about medications and other exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. MotherToBaby affiliates support and contribute to worldwide initiatives for teratology education and research.

Infant Risk Center 
Telephone: 806-352-2519
The InfantRisk Center at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is a call center based solely on evidence-based medicine and research. We are dedicated to providing current and accurate information to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and healthcare professionals. We are a training center for medical and pharmacy students and medical residents in the use of drugs in pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

Telephone: 877-439-2744
Motherisk provides evidence-based information and guidance about the safety or risk to the developing fetus or infant, of maternal exposure to drugs, chemicals, diseases, radiation and environmental agents. This is a link to information about medication taken during pregnancy and while breastfeeding and how it may impact the baby.

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Women’s Mental Health
The MGH Library on Women’s Mental Health is a repository of useful information and frequently referenced articles compiled into different specialty areas, including psychiatric disorders during pregnancy and postpartum.

Specialized Treatment Centers
Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Women’s Mental Health, Boston, MA

University of North Carolina Center for Women’s Mood Disorders

Women and Infants Day Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island

PineRest Mother-Baby Program, Grand Rapids Michigan

Emory University School of Medicine Women’s Mental Health Program, Atlanta, GA