Tatia’s Story 2018-04-20T19:59:14+00:00

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The Tatia Oden French Memorial Foundation is dedicated to empowering women, specifically in the area of childbirth and pregnancy. We are dedicated to saving the lives of those giving life to others. The Tatia Oden French Memorial Foundation is presently focusing on the issues of fully informed consent, the off-label use of drugs, and maternal mortality.

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Capitol Hill Briefing on April 19

On April 19, the Tatia Oden French Memorial Foundation hosted a Capitol Hill briefing titled “Protecting America’s Mothers: Lessons from France, the U.K., and the U.S. on Reducing Maternal Mortality.” For a full recording of the briefing, visit our Documentary & Events page.


Pfizer will remove Cytotec (misoprostol) from the French market, effective March 1, 2018. While the pharmaceutical company has not provided a reason for this decision, the action is likely driven by numerous reports of side effects from off-label use of the drug for labor induction. 

Statement from the Foundation

Get the facts about drugs used during labor and delivery

Looking for information to help you prepare for a safe and healthy childbirth? Check out our Pregnancy Info and Resources section to find a collection of useful materials and resources, definitions of a few key terms we think you should know, and information about drugs used to induce labor that can be dangerous.



On April 26, 2017, the Tatia Oden French Memorial Foundation submitted a Citizen Petition to the FDA requesting that they conduct a Sentinel Study on the use of Cytotec in labor induction and cervical ripening. For more information, visit our FDA Petitions page, or contact us at [email protected]


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