MotherToBaby Fact Sheets - Resource for Exposure Concerns

Fact Sheets

MotherToBaby, a service of the nonprofit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS), 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. 

The Teratology Society partners with the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS) through joint sessions at our annual meetings as well as a shared interest in public health issues for expectant mothers. This includes responding to public inquiries about exposures of concern. To educate the public, the experts behind MotherToBaby have created fact sheets that answer frequently asked questions about exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding.  

The MotherToBaby Fact Sheets are a great resource of information pertaining to concerns of exposure. The available Fact Sheets are listed by category of exposure. All medications are listed by generic name. The generic name can be found on prescription or medication packaging listed as the Active Ingredient, or in parentheses after the medication’s brand name.

Quick links are provided below for categories of topics addressed by fact sheets as well as a sample of topics. The complete listing of facts sheets is available on the MotherToBaby website.


  • Albuterol
  • DEET
  • Etanercept (Enbrel®)
  • Finasateride (Propecia®)
  • Fluoxetine (Prozac®)
  • Ibuprofen
  • Loratadine (Claritin®)
  • Paroxetine (Paxil®)
  • Sertraline (Zoloft®)
  • Tretinoin (Retin-A®)
  • Herbal Products

  • St. John's Wort (hypericum)
  • Echinacea
  • Infections and Vaccines

  • HPV Vaccine
  • Meningococcal Disease (Bacterial Meningitis) Vaccine
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) Virus and Vaccine
  • Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
  • Maternal Medical Conditions

    • Asthma
    • Diabetes
    • Depression
    • Lupus
    • Stress

    Illicit Substances

    • Coccaine
    • Marijuana
    • Methamphetamine / Dextroamphetamine

    Other Common Exposures


    If you have questions about the information in any of the Fact Sheets, or if you do not see your topic of interest listed on the MotherToBaby website, please call toll-FREE at 1.866.626.6847 to speak with a MotherToBaby expert.





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