Born Drug Free Montana
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MotherToBaby, a service of the non-profit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists, is dedicated to providing evidence-based information to mothers, health care professionals, and the general public about medications and other exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Talk directly to the experts behind the most up-to-date research!
Know Your Dose Montana
Prescription drug abuse and diversion is a growing epidemic – it affects everyone, and the statistics are staggering. Montana’s prescription drug abuse is reportedly worse than the national average. The consequences impact our families and friends, the communities we live in, and our workplaces. The Montana Medical Association and our partners are committed to providing resources and education to help fight this epidemic in our state.
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Pediatrics—an organization of 64,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Article on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Montana Quit Line
It can be difficult to quit smoking, but the Montana Tobacco Quitline is here to help. The Montana Tobacco Quitline is a free program that provides helpful tools, information and support throughout your quitting process.
Coming of the Blessing
The Coming of the Blessing is a March of Dimes initiative for American Indian and Alaska Native families. We provide prenatal education, training and resources that encourage women to include traditional beliefs, lessons from their ancestors and their partners in their circle of support during pregnancy.
The American Association of Poison Control Centers supports the nation’s 55 poison centers in their efforts to prevent and treat poison exposures. Poison centers offer free, confidential medical advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. This service provides a primary resource for poisoning information and helps reduce costly hospital visits through in-home treatment.
The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the United States, its territories, and Canada, the hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who, through interpreters, can provide assistance in over 170 languages. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential.
Information on Breastfeeding Safety
The LactMed® database contains information on drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. It includes information on the levels of such substances in breast milk and infant blood, and the possible adverse effects in the nursing infant. Suggested therapeutic alternatives to those drugs are provided, where appropriate. All data are derived from the scientific literature and fully referenced. A peer review panel reviews the data to assure scientific validity and currency. It is updated monthly.
Information on Marijuana
Weed to Know - Baby and You is a campaign providing facts around harms associated with marijuana use during pregnancy, breastfeeding and caregiving. The easy-to-understand content and approachable images help convey results from several peer-reviewed studies.