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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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Having a Baby? You need a Will!

Why you need a Will when having a baby

When planning for baby, many things come to mind that need to be put in place before your little one arrives. Baby clothes, diapers, somewhere to sleep are usually the first things that come to mind. One of the most imporant items to have for your baby, is you & your partner’s Will. Read more