Resources for Families and the General Public

  • Healthy Pregnancy: Experts Speak Out (A Teratology Society Blog)
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) “App”
    The app is a way for users to access the latest information related to alcohol use during pregnancy and FASDs directly from an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. From women planning a pregnancy to health care providers to families and educators, this app helps users easily find and share the latest in the prevention, recognition, and treatment of FASDs. This application is a companion to CDC’s FASD website and is CDC’s first health condition-specific app!
  • CDC's Pediatric Genetics Website
    Easy-to-read information on genetic disorders, family health history, genetic counseling, and newborn screening.
  • March of Dimes Pregnancy & Newborn Health Education Center
    This center provides accurate, timely information and referral services to the public.
  • National Society of Genetic Counselors
    This page of the NSGC site has been developed to assist consumers in locating genetic counseling services and for students curious about the profession. Genetic Counselors are listed by state and city.
  • Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction (CERHR)
    The NTP and NIEHS recently established this web site. The CERHR web site is a useful resource for the latest information about potentially hazardous effects of chemicals on human reproduction and development.
  • Thalidomide Victims Association of Canada (TVAC)
    A non-profit, charitable organisation that was formed in order to provide peer support and advocacy for Canadian Thalidomiders. Also contains the history and recent information about thalidomide, one of the world's most notorious teratogens.
  • Motherisk
    The web site of The Motherisk Program at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, built in collaboration with the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC). Highlights important findings in maternal-fetal health, treatment and care, and presents findings in maternal-fetal toxicology.
  • Medpedia
    The mission of Medpedia is to openly share and advance medical knowledge, and that includes the knowledge of patients, caregivers and those looking to stay well.
  • National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health (NCEMCH)
    NCEMCH is dedicated to improving the health of children and families through national leadership in three key areas: state-of-the-art knowledge, program development, and policy analysis and education.
  • National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)
    NICHCY provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. The focus is on children and youth from birth to age 22.
  • Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS)
    The OTIS web site provides information about prescriptive and non-prescriptive drugs, street drugs, alcohol, chemicals, infectious diseases and any other physical agents which may be harmful to an unborn child. OTIS also provides a state-by-state listing of Teratology Information Services, which are comprehensive and multidisciplinary resources for medical consultation on prenatal exposures.
  • Vaccines and Medications in Pregnancy Surveillance System (VAMPSS)
    The Vaccines and Medications in Pregnancy Surveillance System (VAMPSS) is a new nationwide post-marketing surveillance system established to comprehensively monitor the use and safety of vaccines and medications during pregnancy through the initial support of the U.S. Office of Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).


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