Principles of human teratology: drug, chemical, and infectious exposure

J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2007 Nov;29(11):911-917. doi: 10.1016/S1701-2163(16)32668-8.
[Article in English, French]


Objective: To provide a teratology update for prescription and non-prescription drugs and infections during pregnancy.

Options: Limited to teratology principles and possible common exposures during pregnancy.

Evidence: A search of Medline and textbooks was conducted for information published to June 2006 on teratology exposure risks. This document represents an abstraction of the information.

Benefits, harms, and costs: This consensus provides practitioners with a summary of information regarding teratology risks for drug, chemical, and infection exposures during pregnancy.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Abnormalities, Drug-Induced / etiology*
  • Female
  • Fetal Diseases / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Maternal Exposure
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious*
  • Pregnancy Outcome
  • Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects*
  • Teratogens*


  • Teratogens