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OTIS (Organization of Teratology Information Services)

Provides local referrals to agencies that provide information concerning prenatal drug, medication, chemical and other potentially harmful exposures.
Voice: 1-866-626-6847
Verified: 2/1/2013

Pregnancy Hotline

Information and counseling to pregnant women. Referrals to free pregnancy test facilities, foster and adoption centers. Sponsored by Bethany Christian Services.
Voice: 1-800-238-4269
Verified: 2/1/2013

National Hispanic Family Health Helpline

Provides health information on pregnancy, general healthcare, referrals to healthcare centers and doctors. Sponsored by the National Alliance for Hispanic Health.
Voice: 1-866-783-2645
Verified: 2/1/2013

National Abortion Federation

Information and referrals regarding abortions. Financial aid.
Voice: 1-800-772-9100
Verified: 2/1/2013

Antiepileptic Drug Pregnancy Registry

Registry of women who are taking antiepileptic drugs and who are pregnant. Helps to determine which medications are associated with increased risks. Physicians are encouraged to refer women.
Voice: 1-888-233-2334
Verified: 2/1/2013

Planned Parenthood

Referrals to neighborhood planned parenthood clinics nationwide.
Voice: 1-800-230-7526
Verified: 2/1/2013

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