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Empowering Women Living with Chronic Disease

Women shouldn’t have to choose between starting a family or controlling their disease.



of pregnant women in the U.S. take at least one prescription drug during pregnancy.



of medications in the E.U. have been properly monitored, tested, and labeled for use before, during, or after pregnancy.

For millions of women living with chronic disease, this absence of information reduces their ability to make informed decisions around their health before, during and after pregnancy. Access to information is a fundamental right for women when it comes to their health. We believe it’s time to overcome the information gaps that prevent women from making informed decisions about their health.

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What we do


BRIDGE (Better Research, Information and Data Generation for Empowerment) is an independent, multidisciplinary group committed to the advancement of practical and action-oriented solutions to overcome information gaps that affect women’s health before, during and after pregnancy.

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We envision a future where all women living with chronic disease feel confident
and secure about medical decisions related to pregnancy and breastfeeding.


New drugs with the potential to manage a chronic disease are carefully tested in women who are pregnant and breastfeeding (as appropriate), and international standards guide the collection of data from this population, providing a comprehensive and continually updated data set.


All women living with a chronic condition have the information they need to collaborate with their health providers and play an active, central role in all decisions related to their disease management – whether or not a pregnancy is planned, and during pregnancy, postpartum, and breastfeeding.

Ngawai Moss, one of BRIDGE’s co-chairs, shared her perspective around why it is crucial we come together and empower women to get the information they need to make decisions related to their health.

What we do

What We Do

Empowering women living with chronic disease to make informed medical decisions related to pregnancy and breastfeeding.

To overcome information gaps that can affect women's health, we have to come together to identify key challenges and make recommendations for urgent changes to the way we approach data availability, generation, communication, and decision-making for women before, during and after pregnancy.

What is new about this initiative? As rarely done before, our approach is centered around women's perspective, ensuring their reality and lived experiences are rightfully reflected and understood.

What we do


Our work begins with listening to women’s individual experiences to understand the challenges they’ve faced and the unmet needs they’ve encountered. These unique perspectives are critical to informing solutions to give all women the tools they need to make informed decisions about their well-being.

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