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MommyMeds At a Glance

MommyMeds.com is based upon the rigorous research, studies, and experience of the InfantRisk Center and its head Dr. Thomas Hale. Dr. Hale is considered one of the foremost leading experts in the field of perinatal pharmacology and the use of medications. The same standards used by the InfantRisk Center for its drug information and evidence are used for MommyMeds.com. The vision of MommyMeds is to provide up-to-date, evidence-based information on the use of medications, and the effect of some disease conditions, during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Our goal is to provide accurate information regarding the risks of exposure to mothers and their babies in a way that is friendly to the everyday mother.

Leading Scientists

  • Executive Director
    Professor of Pediatrics at Texas Tech University School of Medicine is the Executive Director of the InfantRisk Center and Associate Dean of Research. 
     
    Dr. Hale is considered one of the foremost leading experts in the field of perinatal pharmacology and the use of medications.
     
    The vision of the InfantRisk Center is to create a new body of drug information concerning the hazards and safety of medications and their use during pregnancy and during lactation.  Ultimately, we wish to funnel this information into an effort to extend and enhance our knowledge of the use of medications and other environmental chemicals in pregnant and breastfeeding women.
  • Associate Director

    Dr. Baker graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern and completed her residency training at Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas, TX.  She is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

    Dr. Baker has a combined private and academic OB/GYN practice with the University Physicians at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in Amarillo. She is interested in teen pregnancy, postpartum depression, and promoting preventive medicine for the women of the Texas Panhandle, as well as Resident and Student education and serves as the Residency Director.

  • Professional Consultants
    Dr. Rowe currently works as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Surrey Memorial Hospital in Canada.  Dr. Rowe obtained her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy Degrees at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, BC in 2009 and 2012. She acquired her specialty hospital training as a Pharmacy Resident with the Vancouver Island Health Authority in Victoria, BC in 2010.
     
    In addition, she has done further training and collaborations with Dr. Hale at the Infantrisk Center in Amarillo, TX. Dr. Rowe is passionate about providing evidence-based information to patients, students and healthcare professionals, regarding the suitability of medications during pregnancy and lactation.