Here are FIVE well-known resources for information regarding the use of psychotropic medications during pregnancy.
Four of these sites are free and are useful for patients as well as clinicians. But Reprotox is intended only for clinicians and it is a paid site ($199 per year for individual subscribers).
Note: The sites are listed here in no particular order. Also, the inclusion of a website in this list is for general informational purposes and is not in any way an endorsement of these websites, their content, or their services.
1. Center for Women’s Mental Health (https://womensmentalhealth.org)
From the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
2. Reprotox (https://reprotox.org)
From the non-profit Reproductive Toxicology Center, Washington, DC. This is a subscription database containing summaries on the effects of medications, chemicals, biologics, and physical agents on pregnancy, reproduction, lactation, and development.
3. MotherToBaby (https://mothertobaby.org)
From the non-profit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists. Detailed fact sheets can be printed from this website to give to patients.
4. Motherisk (http://motherisk.org/)
From The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada.
5. Infant Risk Center (https://www.infantrisk.com/)
From the Texas Tech University Health Center.
Center for Women’s Mental Health (at Massachusetts General Hospital; https://womensmentalhealth.org)
Has factsheets about different medications. For example, see:
Infant Risk Center (at Texas Tech University Health Center; https://www.infantrisk.com/)
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