The MotHERS Program

The MotHERS Program The goal of The MotHERS Program is to improve Mother’s Health through Education, Research and Screening. By improving mother’s health, we can also impact on baby’s and family’s health.

Pregnancy is essentially a stress test, such that what happens to you during pregnancy can identify you as having a greater chance of developing a health problem down the road. In November 2011 we started the Maternal Health Clinic at Kingston General Hospital. This clinic focuses on early cardiovascular disease screening and prevention. We are inviting new moms to come for a 6 month postpartum cl

Pregnancy is essentially a stress test, such that what happens to you during pregnancy can identify you as having a greater chance of developing a health problem down the road. In November 2011 we started the Maternal Health Clinic at Kingston General Hospital. This clinic focuses on early cardiovascular disease screening and prevention. We are inviting new moms to come for a 6 month postpartum cl

Dr. Maria Velez, Associate Professor, Clinician-Scientist with a PhD in Public Health, and Specialist in Reproduction, E...
09/02/2021

Dr. Maria Velez, Associate Professor, Clinician-Scientist with a PhD in Public Health, and Specialist in Reproduction, Endocrinology, and Infertility at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre, joins us for our seventeenth episode to discuss the Covid-19 Vaccine and Fertility including debunking some of the myths and misinformation that have been circulating on social media.

Listen now: https://themotherspodcast.buzzsprout.com/1575028/9107915

Dr. Maria Velez, Associate Professor, Clinician-Scientist with a PhD in Public Health, and Specialist in Reproduction, Endocrinology, and Infertility at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre, joins us for our seventeenth episode to discuss the Covid-19 Vaccine and Fertility including debunking some of the myths and misinformation that have been circulating on social media.

Listen now: https://themotherspodcast.buzzsprout.com/1575028/9107915

Pregnancy can be fraught with worry, and there is nothing that causes more concern than the effects of drug use. The ter...
08/16/2021

Pregnancy can be fraught with worry, and there is nothing that causes more concern than the effects of drug use. The terrible side effects developing babies suffered due to medicines such as Thalidomide, Accutane and diethylstilbestrol (DES) have made many women wary of taking any medication during pregnancy. Fortunately, most medications are safe in pregnancy but their use is a balance of risks and benefits.

It is always better to be safe than sorry. Talk to your doctor or health care provider before taking any drug or naturopathic remedy during pregnancy.

Learn more:
https://www.themothersprogram.ca/during-pregnancy/whats-safe-whats-not/drugs

#pregnancy #pregnant #pregnantlife #healthypregnancy #pregnancyhealth #maternalhealth #prenatal #canadian #canadianmom

Pregnancy can be fraught with worry, and there is nothing that causes more concern than the effects of drug use. The terrible side effects developing babies suffered due to medicines such as Thalidomide, Accutane and diethylstilbestrol (DES) have made many women wary of taking any medication during pregnancy. Fortunately, most medications are safe in pregnancy but their use is a balance of risks and benefits.

It is always better to be safe than sorry. Talk to your doctor or health care provider before taking any drug or naturopathic remedy during pregnancy.

Learn more:
https://www.themothersprogram.ca/during-pregnancy/whats-safe-whats-not/drugs

#pregnancy #pregnant #pregnantlife #healthypregnancy #pregnancyhealth #maternalhealth #prenatal #canadian #canadianmom

There are a number of tests and vaccinations you will be offered throughout your pregnancy. These tests screen for certa...
06/28/2021

There are a number of tests and vaccinations you will be offered throughout your pregnancy. These tests screen for certain diseases, antibodies, genetic and chromosomal abnormalities and infections in the mother. The development of the fetus will also be monitored during these tests to ensure your pregnancy is progressing as it should. This section will give you information about the various tests and vaccinations that are available to you in each trimester of your pregnancy.

Learn more: https://www.themothersprogram.ca/during-pregnancy/prenatal-tests

There are a number of tests and vaccinations you will be offered throughout your pregnancy. These tests screen for certain diseases, antibodies, genetic and chromosomal abnormalities and infections in the mother. The development of the fetus will also be monitored during these tests to ensure your pregnancy is progressing as it should. This section will give you information about the various tests and vaccinations that are available to you in each trimester of your pregnancy.

Learn more: https://www.themothersprogram.ca/during-pregnancy/prenatal-tests

Dr. Laura Gaudet, Associate Professor, Clinician-Scientist, and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist in the Department of ...
06/21/2021

Dr. Laura Gaudet, Associate Professor, Clinician-Scientist, and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre, joins us for our sixteenth episode to discuss diabetes in pregnancy.

Stream this episode on your preferable podcast streaming app. Or click this link to listen directly:

https://themotherspodcast.buzzsprout.com/1575028/8721279-diabetes-in-pregnancy-featuring-dr-laura-gaudet

Dr. Laura Gaudet, Associate Professor, Clinician-Scientist, and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre, joins us for our sixteenth episode to discuss diabetes in pregnancy.

Stream this episode on your preferable podcast streaming app. Or click this link to listen directly:

https://themotherspodcast.buzzsprout.com/1575028/8721279-diabetes-in-pregnancy-featuring-dr-laura-gaudet

Are you somewhere between 6 months pregnant and 12 months postpartum? Check out this quick survey on social media and yo...
06/18/2021

Are you somewhere between 6 months pregnant and 12 months postpartum? Check out this quick survey on social media and your reactions.

https://tinyurl.com/instamomsurvey

Are you somewhere between 6 months pregnant and 12 months postpartum? Check out this quick survey on social media and your reactions.

https://tinyurl.com/instamomsurvey

Cindy Auchincloss, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist, Owner, and Clinic Director of Kingston Pelvic Health, joins us for our ...
06/09/2021

Cindy Auchincloss, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist, Owner, and Clinic Director of Kingston Pelvic Health, joins us for our fifteenth episode to discuss pelvic floor physiotherapy.

➡️ Listen to the full episode on your podcast streaming app or by clicking the link:

https://themotherspodcast.buzzsprout.com/1575028/8657253-pelvic-floor-physiotherapy-featuring-cindy-auchincloss

Cindy Auchincloss, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist, Owner, and Clinic Director of Kingston Pelvic Health, joins us for our fifteenth episode to discuss pelvic floor physiotherapy.

➡️ Listen to the full episode on your podcast streaming app or by clicking the link:

https://themotherspodcast.buzzsprout.com/1575028/8657253-pelvic-floor-physiotherapy-featuring-cindy-auchincloss

05/30/2021
Special Message from Dr. Graeme Smith

We are proud of the work The Preeclampsia Foundation Canada continues to do to further research and awareness of Preeclampsia and its variables.

Register for The Virtual Promise Walk for Preeclampsia this Sunday!
05/28/2021

Register for The Virtual Promise Walk for Preeclampsia this Sunday!

The National Virtual Promise Walk for Preeclampsia is happening this Sunday! 👣
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Dr. Heather Watson, Psychosocial Obstetrics & Gynecology Fellow at the University of Manitoba specializing in Addiction ...
05/19/2021

Dr. Heather Watson, Psychosocial Obstetrics & Gynecology Fellow at the University of Manitoba specializing in Addiction and Mental Illness and how they intersect with Reproductive Health, joins us for our fourteenth episode to discuss cannabis use in pregnancy.

👉 Listen to the full episode here:

https://themotherspodcast.buzzsprout.com/1575028/8546828-cannabis-pregnancy-featuring-dr-heather-watson

Dr. Heather Watson, Psychosocial Obstetrics & Gynecology Fellow at the University of Manitoba specializing in Addiction and Mental Illness and how they intersect with Reproductive Health, joins us for our fourteenth episode to discuss cannabis use in pregnancy.

👉 Listen to the full episode here:

https://themotherspodcast.buzzsprout.com/1575028/8546828-cannabis-pregnancy-featuring-dr-heather-watson

We are here for all the mothers! Happy Mother’s Day!
05/09/2021

We are here for all the mothers!
Happy Mother’s Day!

We are here for all the mothers!
Happy Mother’s Day!

The MotHERS program cares deeply about the well-being of all mothers. That’s why we remain committed to being a reliable...
05/06/2021

The MotHERS program cares deeply about the well-being of all mothers. That’s why we remain committed to being a reliable and safe resource for mamas to look for when trying to find out more information about any of their worries.

Visit our website for the best information: https://www.themothersprogram.ca/before-pregnancy/infectious-disease-risk/coronavirus-covid-19

The MotHERS program cares deeply about the well-being of all mothers. That’s why we remain committed to being a reliable and safe resource for mamas to look for when trying to find out more information about any of their worries.

Visit our website for the best information: https://www.themothersprogram.ca/before-pregnancy/infectious-disease-risk/coronavirus-covid-19

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, it has become increasingly clear that COVID-19 hits pregnant women harder t...
04/28/2021

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, it has become increasingly clear that COVID-19 hits pregnant women harder than the general population. Now, one of the first large studies with a proper control group has firmed up earlier evidence for how the virus can alter the course of pregnancy and harm mothers and their newborns.

The study of more than 2100 pregnant women enrolled at hospitals in 18 countries found that, compared with uninfected pregnant women, those with COVID-19 are at higher risk for severe illness, death, pregnancy complications, and preterm birth. Those results underscore the importance of including pregnant women in priority groups for COVID-19 vaccines and limiting their exposure to ill people, says corresponding author Aris Papageorghiou, a fetal medicine specialist at the University of Oxford.

Read more:
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/04/clear-link-emerges-between-covid-19-and-pregnancy-complications?utm_campaign=SciMag&utm_source=JHubbard&utm_medium=Facebook

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, it has become increasingly clear that COVID-19 hits pregnant women harder than the general population. Now, one of the first large studies with a proper control group has firmed up earlier evidence for how the virus can alter the course of pregnancy and harm mothers and their newborns.

The study of more than 2100 pregnant women enrolled at hospitals in 18 countries found that, compared with uninfected pregnant women, those with COVID-19 are at higher risk for severe illness, death, pregnancy complications, and preterm birth. Those results underscore the importance of including pregnant women in priority groups for COVID-19 vaccines and limiting their exposure to ill people, says corresponding author Aris Papageorghiou, a fetal medicine specialist at the University of Oxford.

Read more:
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/04/clear-link-emerges-between-covid-19-and-pregnancy-complications?utm_campaign=SciMag&utm_source=JHubbard&utm_medium=Facebook

Dr. Mark Walker, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist, Professor + Former Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Univer...
04/27/2021

Dr. Mark Walker, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist, Professor + Former Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Ottawa and Interim Vice-Dean of Internationalization and Global Health at the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine, joins us for our thirteenth episode to discuss the Covid-19 vaccine in pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Stream this episode on your preferred podcast streaming app.
Or click this link to listen:
https://themotherspodcast.buzzsprout.com/1575028/8393838-covid-19-vaccine-in-pregnancy-breastfeeding-featuring-dr-mark-walker

Dr. Mark Walker, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist, Professor + Former Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Ottawa and Interim Vice-Dean of Internationalization and Global Health at the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine, joins us for our thirteenth episode to discuss the Covid-19 vaccine in pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Stream this episode on your preferred podcast streaming app.
Or click this link to listen:
https://themotherspodcast.buzzsprout.com/1575028/8393838-covid-19-vaccine-in-pregnancy-breastfeeding-featuring-dr-mark-walker

Why you should get the COVID-19 Vaccine if you are pregnant.
04/26/2021

Why you should get the COVID-19 Vaccine if you are pregnant.

What is the Society of Obstetrics and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC) saying about the COVID-19 Vaccination during Pregna...
04/25/2021

What is the Society of Obstetrics and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC) saying about the COVID-19 Vaccination during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding?

Read the official statement here:

https://www.sogc.org/en/content/featured-news/SOGC_Statement_on_the_COVID-19_vaccines_and_rare_adverse_outcomes_of_%20thrombosis.aspx

What is the Society of Obstetrics and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC) saying about the COVID-19 Vaccination during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding?

Read the official statement here:

https://www.sogc.org/en/content/featured-news/SOGC_Statement_on_the_COVID-19_vaccines_and_rare_adverse_outcomes_of_%20thrombosis.aspx

Is it safe to get the COVID- 19 Vaccination during pregnancy or breastfeeding? Read Dr. Smiths Phenomenal interview on t...
04/23/2021

Is it safe to get the COVID- 19 Vaccination during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
Read Dr. Smiths Phenomenal interview on this very topic. (link below)

https://kingstonhsc.ca/khscconnect/news/khsc-physician-says-pregnant-women-should-be-encouraged-get-covid-19-vaccine

Is it safe to get the COVID- 19 Vaccination during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
Read Dr. Smiths Phenomenal interview on this very topic. (link below)

https://kingstonhsc.ca/khscconnect/news/khsc-physician-says-pregnant-women-should-be-encouraged-get-covid-19-vaccine

Dr. Sarah McDonald, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist, Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at McMaster University, a...
04/20/2021

Dr. Sarah McDonald, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist, Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at McMaster University, and Canada Research Chair in Maternal + Child Disease Prevention & Intervention, joins us for our twelfth episode to discuss delayed cord clamping at birth.

Click the link to listen, or stream it on your podcast streaming app.

https://themotherspodcast.buzzsprout.com/1575028/8358907-delayed-cord-clamping-featuring-dr-sarah-mcdonald

Dr. Sarah McDonald, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist, Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at McMaster University, and Canada Research Chair in Maternal + Child Disease Prevention & Intervention, joins us for our twelfth episode to discuss delayed cord clamping at birth.

Click the link to listen, or stream it on your podcast streaming app.

https://themotherspodcast.buzzsprout.com/1575028/8358907-delayed-cord-clamping-featuring-dr-sarah-mcdonald

Dr. Jon Barrett, Professor + Department Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology at McMaster University and Lead Investigator f...
04/07/2021

Dr. Jon Barrett, Professor + Department Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology at McMaster University and Lead Investigator for the International Birth Study, joins us for our eleventh episode to discuss twins.

Subscribe and listen in now:
https://themotherspodcast.buzzsprout.com/1575028/8258050-twins-featuring-dr-jon-barrett

Dr. Jon Barrett, Professor + Department Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology at McMaster University and Lead Investigator for the International Birth Study, joins us for our eleventh episode to discuss twins.

Subscribe and listen in now:
https://themotherspodcast.buzzsprout.com/1575028/8258050-twins-featuring-dr-jon-barrett

Dr. Jessica Dy, OBGYN at The Ottawa Hospital, Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa, and Lead Author on the SO...
03/19/2021

Dr. Jessica Dy, OBGYN at The Ottawa Hospital, Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa, and Lead Author on the SOGC's VBAC guideline joins us for our tenth episode to discuss vaginal birth after C-section.

Listen to the latest MotHERS Podcast here:

https://themotherspodcast.buzzsprout.com/1575028/8152491-vaginal-birth-after-c-section-featuring-dr-jessica-dy

Dr. Jessica Dy, OBGYN at The Ottawa Hospital, Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa, and Lead Author on the SOGC's VBAC guideline joins us for our tenth episode to discuss vaginal birth after C-section.

Listen to the latest MotHERS Podcast here:

https://themotherspodcast.buzzsprout.com/1575028/8152491-vaginal-birth-after-c-section-featuring-dr-jessica-dy

While you have had months to prepare, the onset of labour can be sudden and unexpected, or it could take several hours. ...
03/15/2021

While you have had months to prepare, the onset of labour can be sudden and unexpected, or it could take several hours. Labour can happen anywhere between week 38 or 42 of your pregnancy. Labour that begins before week 38 is considered premature. If you think you may be in premature labour, call your health care provider right away or go directly to the hospital.

Learn more about Signs of Labour and When to go to the Hospital here: https://www.themothersprogram.ca/during-pregnancy/am-i-in-labour

While you have had months to prepare, the onset of labour can be sudden and unexpected, or it could take several hours. Labour can happen anywhere between week 38 or 42 of your pregnancy. Labour that begins before week 38 is considered premature. If you think you may be in premature labour, call your health care provider right away or go directly to the hospital.

Learn more about Signs of Labour and When to go to the Hospital here: https://www.themothersprogram.ca/during-pregnancy/am-i-in-labour

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Hi everyone! My name is Kirina and I’m a second year master student at Brock University. I’ve started recruiting participants for my masters thesis project which looks at body image in pregnant women during their pregnancy. If you are pregnant and would like to participate, you are able to if you meet the inclusion criteria which is: - Can read and write english - Are 18 years and older - Are free of any medical conditions that may prevent you from participating in physical activity - Have no history of an eating disorder can participate. 
 If you are interested or know of anyone that is interested in completing a short survey (takes approx 20-30 minutes to complete) please contact me at [email protected]. Or you can go to the following link to complete the survey: https://brocklrc.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ekX67rfx1eSS3ch 
 Upon completing the survey, you can also enter your name for a chance to win a $100 gift card to The Children’s Place. 
 This project has been approved by Brock University research ethics board (REB #18-075). 
 Thanks, Kirina
Hi everyone! My name is Kirina and I’m a second year master student at Brock University. I’ve started recruiting participants for my masters thesis project which looks at body image in pregnant women during their pregnancy. The inclusion criteria is: - Can read and write english - Are 18 years and older - Are free of any medical conditions that may prevent you from participating in physical activity - Have no history of an eating disorder can participate. If you meet the criteria then you can go to the following link to complete the survey: If you are interested or know of anyone that is interested in completing a short survey (takes approx 20-30 minutes to complete) please contact me at [email protected]. Or you can go to the following link to complete the survey: https://brocklrc.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ekX67rfx1eSS3ch Upon completing the survey, you can also enter your name for a chance to win a $100 gift card to The Children’s Place. This project has been approved by Brock University research ethics board (REB #18-075). Thanks, Kirina
Hi everyone! My name is Kirina and I’m a second year master student at Brock University. I’ve started recruiting participants for my masters thesis project which looks at body image in pregnant women during their pregnancy. Pregnant women who can read and write english, are 18 years and older, free of any medical conditions that may prevent you from participating in physical activity and also have no history of an eating disorder can participate. If you are interested or know of anyone that is interested in completing a short survey (takes approx 20-30 minutes to complete) please contact me at [email protected]. Or you can go to the following link to complete the survey: https://brocklrc.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ekX67rfx1eSS3ch Upon completing the survey, you can also enter your name for a chance to win a $100 gift card to The Children’s Place. This project has been approved by Brock University research ethics board (REB #18-075). Thanks, Kirina