Resources for Families/Public

  • CDC’s FASD website
  • March of Dimes Pregnancy & Newborn Health Education Center
    This center provides accurate, timely information and referral services to the public.
  • 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.
  • MotherToBaby - Organization of Teratology Information Specialists
    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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • ToxTown
    Consumer-level information on everyday locations and situations where one might be exposed to toxic chemicals
  • ToxTutor
    Self-paced tutorial covering key principles of toxicology
  • 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).