Here are FOUR well-known resources for information regarding the use of psychotropic medications during pregnancy.
Three 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. Infant Risk Center (https://www.infantrisk.com/)
From the Texas Tech University Health Center.
Note: The well-known and highly respected Motherisk website from The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada, closed down in 2019. Their web domain was, unfortunately, allowed to be bought by someone else and there are serious concerns about the content on that website posted by the new owner. The Motherisk.org website should NOT be recommended to or used by patients and their families. This is explained by the original owner of the website at this link.
Center for Women’s Mental Health (at Massachusetts General Hospital; https://womensmentalhealth.org)
Has factsheets about different medications. For example, see:
Valproic acid: https://mothertobaby.org/fact-sheets/valproic-acid-pregnancy/pdf/
Infant Risk Center (at Texas Tech University Health Center; https://www.infantrisk.com/)
This page was last updated on March 29, 2020.
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