Category: Helpful Pregnancy Tips

Help! Motherisk shut down, who do I contact?

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In the last few decades we have relied on the amazing resource of Motherisk, funded by The Hospital for Sick Kids. The website and helpline could be accessed 24/7 and was the go-to for both expecting & new parents as well as many health professionals. The most up to date information on the safety of medications & supplements in pregnancy and breastfeeding could be accessed around the clock. From which over the counter cold medications, prescription medications, vitamins, foods, and teas could all be checked.

 

Why is this important?

When looking at the label of a medication or supplement, it will routinely be written to consult a doctor before using if pregnant or breastfeeding. This label doesn’t mean that the product is necessarily unsafe. It means that the testing of the product varies in the type of  classification on study type and risk level. For the general public, accessing the information necessary to decide if the product is safe can be challenging to sort through and understand what the information means to them.

The database of Motherisk organized this information with the most up-to-date studys and was incredibly user friendly. This resource was also helpful for doctors & midwives to sort through the thousands of products on the market.

 

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Top 5 reasons I love cloth diapering

Cloth Diaper Blog

Curious about cloth diapering and what the benefits are? See what new mom Cayley loves the most about her decision to cloth diaper her little one.

Durable

Cloth diapers are adjustable and can grow with your baby! They can be reused over and over again, lasting the wear of 3 babies. Buy cloth diapers once, wash and reuse, then store them away for your next child!

Material Conscious

Most cloth diapers are made with renewable materials such as hemp and bamboo cottons. You can also chose to buy Canadian made diapers (we like EasyPeasies). Eliminate fragrances, adhesives, and plastics from touching your baby’s delicate areas, too! Win win. Read more