Australian Birth Defects Society

A Society devoted to the study of birth defects

Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS)

The OTIS web site provides information about prescription and over-the-counter drugs, street drugs, alcohol, chemicals, infectious diseases and any other physical agents which may be harmful to an unborn child.


A service of OTIS, providing evidence-based information to mothers, health care professionals, and the general public about medications and other exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

Motherisk The Motherisk Program at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto highlights important findings in maternal-fetal health, treatment and care, and presents findings in maternal-fetal toxicology.

 March of Dimes Pregnancy & Newborn Health Education Center This center provides accurate, timely information and referral services to the public.


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.

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.