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MotherToBaby California

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General Agency Information
Name:MotherToBaby California
Alternate Name(s):California Teratogen Information Service
CTIS Pregnancy Risk Information Line
Mother to Baby California
MotherToBaby CA
Address:9500 Gilman Dr. MC#0828
La Jolla, CA  92093-0828
Driving Directions
Toll Free:888-626-6847
Description:For the last 27 years, MotherToBaby CA, funded primarily by California’s Department of Education, has been based at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.

MotherToBaby CA is the California affiliate of the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS).

The MotherToBaby, a service of the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS), Education Committee has developed fact sheets on various exposures of concern.

The fact sheets answer frequently asked questions about exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The fact sheets are listed by category. Links take you directly to the factsheets in pdf format posted on the MotherToBaby website.

All medications are listed by generic name. The generic name can be found on your prescription or medication packaging listed as the Active Ingredient, or in parentheses after the medication's brand name.

Herbal Products
Infections and Vaccines
Maternal Medical Conditions
Illicit Substances
Other Common Exposures

ELIGIBILITY: This service is offered to the general public, including pregnant and breastfeeding women, women planning their pregnancy, fathers, physicians, and other health care providers. The information and counseling is provided in a non-directive, and non-judgmental manner.
Mission:MotherToBaby CA’s mission is two-fold: education and research. Our goal is the elimination of preventable birth defects through the promotion of healthy pregnancies.
Programs:Our community education and outreach activities include participation in health fairs, medical conferences and other community events.

MotherToBaby CA is frequently asked to speak at community groups or organizations on teratogens and their effects on the developing fetus. Our available speakers are Teratogen Information Specialists, a prenatal epidemiologist or a physician. The speaker format generally includes a 45-minute to 1-hour presentation on the requested topic followed by audience questions. The presentation may include lecture, slides or videos, depending on the topic discussed. Literature is available for participants to take home.

Contact us to find out how to schedule a speaker for your community event or staff in-service.
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Not Applicable
Public Transportation:Not Applicable
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Areas Served:California

Christina D. Chambers, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Program Director

Kenneth  Lyons Jones, M.D.
Medical Director

Subject Headings
Pregnant Women
Prenatal Care
Speakers/Speakers Bureaus
Teratogenic Counseling
This record last modified December 23, 2014

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