Resources for Exposure Types and Effects on Pregnancy



Childbirth Connection's Resources for Environment Awareness During Pregnancy

Planning Pregnancy: Environment: Home & Work
In our section called The Stages of Pregnancy, we have outlined the planning of your pregnancy, each stage of pregnancy, giving birth, and the early period after birth. This link is devoted to environment (home and work) while planning for your pregnancy.


General Environmental Exposures That Effect Pregnancy

The Complete Guide to Everyday Risks in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding by Dr. Gideon Koren, a pregnancy book
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The Complete Guide to Everyday Risks in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding: Answers to Your Questions About Morning Sickness, Medications, Herbs, Diseases, Chemical Exposure and More, (2004) by Dr. Gideon Koren.

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Web Resources for Environmental Justice Activists: Dioxin Homepage: website about dioxin and ways to avoid exposure to it

The National Academies: Report Recommends Steps to Reduce Dietary Dioxin Exposure: ways to reduce your dietary exposure to dioxin

American Academy of Pediatrics: Safety & Prevention: Environmental Hazards: pediatric environmental health information


Resources for Environmental Exposures and Effects on Pregnancy

Organization of Teratology Information Specialists: helping to prevent birth defects through education and research

Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS): Fact Sheets: a list of free downloadable fact sheets on exposures of concern to pregnant women

Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS): Find a TIS: find a teratogen service by state

Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS): Paternal Exposures and Pregnancy (PDF download): information to help you determine if paternal exposures during pregnancy represent an increased fetal risk

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Toxoplasmosis:
information on what toxoplasmosis is, how to avoid it and what to do if exposed

Office of Health Assessment and Translation: an environmental health resource for the public and health researchers

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Answers to an Expectant Mother's Common Questions about Traffic Safety (PDF): brochure of automobile safety best practices


Resources for Home Exposures and Effects on Pregnancy

US Humane Society: Pregnancy and Toxoplasmosis: website that provides information on pet care during pregnancy and toxoplasmosis

United States Department of Agriculture: Protect Your Baby and Yourself From Listeriosis: safe food handling for a healthy pregnancy

National Institutes of Health: Household Products Database: health and safety information on household products


Resources for Work Exposures and Effects on Pregnancy

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health: information on reproductive health

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health: The Effects of Workplace Hazards on Female Reproductive Health: reproductive hazards in the workplace, their effects on childbearing women and how to avoid these hazards

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health: The Effects of Workplace Hazards on Male Reproductive Health: reproductive hazards to males in the workplace, their effects on producing healthy children and how to avoid these hazards


Resources for Disease Control and Prevention Regarding Pregnancy

The Hospital for Sick Children: Motherisk: treating the mother, protecting the unborn

Healthy Communications for a Healthy Life: Childhood Cancer and Its Avoidable Causes:
an article on the public's lack of awareness on the escalating incidence of childhoold cancer and its avoidable causes


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Most recent page update: 9/6/2012