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 are 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
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
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.
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.