We provide information on medications and other external factors that have an adverse impact on fertility, pregnancy and fetal development. We also advise you on all medication issues during breastfeeding. You can contact us when you are only just planning the pregnancy.
Health care professionals
We can also be contacted by health care professionals, pharmacies, the authorities, and the media. Health care professionals may also contact us with patient-related queries via the online contact form bellow. We do not respond to questions sent by the general public by e-mail.
If you cannot find an answer to your question here, please contact us either by phone or via the chat
We make no comment on how the mother, the pregnancy, or the child are cared for, and we do not prescribe medications. When the service is not open, please contact your local maternity clinic. If you want to talk about exposure and risks at work, please contact your occupational health care service in the first instance.
News: Finnish Teratology Information Service 30th Anniversary Symposium
Finnish Teratology Information Service was established 30 years ago. To celebrate our journey, we will organize together with Finnish Society of Clinical Pharmacology and University of Helsinki 30th Anniversary Symposium ”Drug safety during pregnancy and lactation - 30 years of teratology information service in Finland” on 17th of April 2024 at Biomedicum, Helsinki.
Participation to Symposium is free of charge. Scientific programme will include presentations on drug utilization during pregnancy and breastfeeding, potential drug effects on fetal and neonatal health, and how to use secondary data and to apply new statistical methods in pharmacovigilance studies. Full programme is available here.
Symposium is open for all health care professionals but primarily targeted for clinicians caring for people and families who are planning a pregnancy or already are pregnant or breastfeeding.
We have applied 4 hours of theoretical training in the KOPI system for following specialties: Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy, General Practice, Paediatrics, Public Health. There will be a possibility for online participation to those living outside the capital region. Kindly note that the certificate of attendance will only be provided to participants on site at Biomedicum.
Register yourself on Wednesday 3rd of April at the latest using the registration form. Online participants will receive a link to webinar 1-2 days before the Symposium to the email address they have provided at the registration form. In case you will need to cancel your participation after the registration, please fill out and submit a separate cancellation form as soon as possible so that we can arrange enough coffee and tea on site.
You are warmly welcome to join to celebrate our 30th Anniversary!