Research & Discovery

Unwavering Curiosity to Improve Lives

Research helps us better understand problems so we can develop better solutions, and we are at the forefront of research to better understand the causes of birth defects, how often they occur, and ways we can prevent them. Whether we’re evaluating the safety of a medication or vaccine taken in pregnancy, examining the extent to which recreational substances like marijuana can be found in breast milk, tracking the long-term development of children in Ukraine who were prenatally exposed to alcohol, or monitoring cases of a wide variety of birth defects in the State of California, one thing is certain: we won’t stop researching until we have the answers that moms and babies deserve.