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The MotHERS™ podcast is an extension of the MotHERS Program™ ( and aims to provide a reliable source of education about pregnancy on the internet in an effort to improve mother's health through education, research, and screening. The podcast is hosted by Dr. Graeme Smith, head of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre in Kingston, Ontario and features various guest speakers discussing a number of different topics related to pregnancy and maternal health. For more information and access to the resources mentioned throughout the podcast, please visit:
16 Episodes
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. 
Cindy Auchincloss, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist, Owner, and Clinic Director of Kingston Pelvic Health, joins us for our fifteenth episode to discuss pelvic floor physiotherapy. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
Dr. Marisa Horniachek, OBGYN at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre and Assistant Professor at the Queen's University School of Medicine, joins us for our ninth episode to discuss sex during and after pregnancy.   
Dr. Elaine Ma, Family Physician in Kingston who takes care of women during pregnancy, in labour, and after delivery, joins us for our eighth episode to discuss newborn care and planning. 
Dr. Andrea Guerin, Medical Geneticist at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre and Assistant Professor at the Queen's University School of Medicine, joins us for our seventh episode to discuss prenatal genetic testing and screening.  
Dr. Ashley Waddington, OBGYN, Assistant Professor and Director of the Contraceptive Advice, Research, and Education (CARE) Fellowship Program at Queen's University, and Dr. Melinda Rodowa, OBGYN + Fellow in the CARE Program, join us for our sixth episode to discuss postpartum contraception. 
Dr. Claudio Soares, Professor and Head of Department of Psychiatry at Queen's University School of Medicine with a postdoctoral fellowship in Reproductive Psychiatry from Harvard Medical School, joins us for our fifth episode to discuss postpartum mental health. 
Dr. Bryden Magee, OBGYN and Reproductive Endocrinologist & Fertility Specialist at the Ottawa Fertility Centre and the Kingston Health Sciences Centre, joins us for our fourth episode to discuss how to get pregnant. Tune in to hear her discuss strategies for getting pregnant, fertility options for LGBTQ+ individuals and families, and everything in between. 
Dr. Nicole Beamish, Physiotherapist and Clinician-Scientist at Queen's University with an interest in women's health, joins us for our third episode to discuss pain and the role that physiotherapy can play in pregnancy and the postpartum period. 
Dr. Margie Davenport, Professor and Director of the University of Alberta's Program for Pregnancy and Postpartum Health & Author of the SOGC's Guideline for Physical Activity throughout Pregnancy, joins us for our second episode to discuss physical activity and pregnancy. 
Welcome to the MotHERS podcast! Dr. Vanessa Poliquin, OBGYN and Infectious Disease Expert at the University of Manitoba & Co-Chair of the SOGC's Infectious Diseases Committee, joins us for our first episode to discuss the effects of Covid-19 on pregnancy. 
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