«Mothers Mary»: un grupo que apoya a las madres que consumen hierba

Conoce a Jordana Zabitsky y Annie Bertrand, las fundadoras de Mothers Mary , un grupo de apoyo de Facebook para madres fumadoras de marihuana. 

Su misión es proporcionar apoyo, educación y una comunidad amigable con el cannabis para las madres que usan cannabis medicinal.

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I, @mothersmary_annie, consumed cannabis while breastfeeding my second child. I was too scared to consume during pregnancy, as all I could think of is that “baby gets everything through the placenta” (I didn’t eat sushi, nor runny eggs to give you an idea). I did not take my prescribed Diclectin either, as it made me groggy; which freaked me out to think what were the negative side effect(s) to baby if this was mine?! Instead I suffered, I threw up daily and put up with my nausea, because I didn’t have the energy to research alternative options. At the time, self care was not a priority, I was living at my MIL’s with my 2 year old, buying and fully renovating our first house, while my relationship crumbled under the pressure… In my third trimester, I succumbed to these pressures and took a few hits of a joint with a friend. I was sooo scared!! I found some relief from my anxiety, but the guilt would make me paranoid. I presently felt it wasn’t worth the risk for me. I felt that I was not getting enough relief (plus the undesired paranoid guilt) to warrant the unknown risks of cannabis use during pregnancy. Now knowing what I do about postpartum depression, I wish I had used cannabis to better manage my mental health during pregnancy. Perhaps this would have counteracted the risk factors such as anxiety, family and work stress. Luckily, I found @mothersmary_Jordana ‘s Facebook group of pro-cannabis moms, where I read anecdotal evidence on breastfeeding and cannabis. I was pleasantly surprised to see older women whose kids were now in their 20-30’s (my age) and thriving. I remember that giving me more confidence in my decision. I also read that pregnant and breastfeeding women were having a hard time obtaining medical cannabis, because of the lack of studies and the liability concerns for healthcare practitioners. So I made a decision to not disclose my breastfeeding status… Read the rest of this blog post on our website. Link in bio, click blog.? Who here can relate??? Photographer: @caterinevigeant *DISCLAIMER: This information is for educational purposes only. Please discuss all healthcare decisions with your doctor. #mothersmary #motherhood

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Esperan luchar contra los estigmas que rodean el uso de marihuana para ayudar a las madres a sentirse empoderadas en su decisión de usar cannabis para el cuidado de la salud. 

Esta organización sin fines de lucro es completamente gratuita, lo que permite que todas las madres que fuman hierba se reúnan en un solo lugar para compartir información. 

Jordana y Annie comenzaron el grupo debido a sus experiencias personales con el cannabis medicinal. Annie recurrió a la marihuana medicinal cuando comenzó a sufrir depresión posparto. Y, Jordana recurrió a la hierba después de lidiar con un embarazo postrado en cama, depresión posparto y el uso a largo plazo de antidepresivos. 

Cannabis y maternidad, ¡deja de lado los tabúes!

¿Cómo comenzó Mothers Mary?

Yo, Jordana, originalmente creé un grupo de apoyo en Facebook para mí porque creía que no era la única madre que consumía cannabis por ahí. A través de ese grupo, Annie y yo nos conocimos y nos asociamos para cofundar una organización sin fines de lucro.

Queríamos renovar el grupo y llevarlo al siguiente nivel ofreciendo apoyo y educación de la «vida real». Juntos lo hemos convertido en lo que es hoy: una increíble comunidad de más de 1,400 madres en todo el mundo.

¿Creció el grupo orgánicamente o pasó tiempo difundiendo la palabra?

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Do you feel;⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Judgement?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Guilt?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Shame?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Isolation?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Simply for the choices you make in motherhood?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We did, as soon as we became pregnant. Women become the subject of harsher judgement and criticism the moment our decisions also affect a baby. This judgement and stigma often leads to moms feeling the ugly feelings listed above, with no one to talk to. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Finding other women making the “terrible choices” we were, feeling all the same uglies for those choices, is the ultimate life jacket in a very dark and deep ocean. Mom’s mental health can be deeply affected by these ugly emotions, often leading to feelings of inadequacy and feeling like a bad mom… ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In Mothers Mary Community, we’re all here to tell you YOU’RE NOT a bad mom and that voice in your head is wrong! We tackle the conversations on motherhood, mental illness and cannabis, and support one another in making the best choices we can in those three challenging areas.???⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ➡️Join the community now, we’ve got a FREE challenge starting tomorrow, living as a guilt-free Momber. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ➡️Link to sign-up is in bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ➡️Make sure you grab the worksheet and head on over to the Facebook group. *Please answer security questions for prompt approval. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What ugly feeling surprised you the most in motherhood? ?? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ?: Milazvereva on Adobe Stock

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Principalmente orgánicamente. Todo el equipo de Mothers Mary está respondiendo a las mamás en otros grupos; proporcionando información educativa sobre el cannabis y haciéndoles saber sobre nuestra comunidad lo mejor que puedan.

Soy mujer, emprendedora, mamá y fumo hierba

¿Qué tipo de madres hay en el grupo?

Somos madres amigables con el cannabis, y no tendremos ninguna vergüenza mami en este grupo. Como no toleramos ningún tipo de vergüenza, todos los mombers (así los llamamos) tienen ideas afines y se apoyan mutuamente en el grupo mientras emprendemos juntos el viaje de la maternidad.

¿Cuáles son algunas de las principales preguntas y preocupaciones que surgen con el grupo?

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When I @Mothersmary_Jordana first became pregnant with my son I already had cannabis in my system. I was reluctant to continue consuming because I didn’t know how cannabis would affect my child. Being the person that I am, I had already been advocating for cannabis since it helped me get off of over 400mg of pharmaceuticals. My first pregnancy check up, I openly admitted to my Obstetrician that I had been consuming cannabis. I explained to her that prior to becoming pregnant I was on three different pills for mental illness. I explained to her that I had done my research and I knew for a fact it was helpful, and most importantly being used medicinally. My OB explained to both me and my husband that smoking <anything> during pregnancy is known to be harmful to the fetus. She went on to say that today, OBs do not tell pregnant women to immediately stop smoking, as it could lead to prenatal and fetal stress caused by withdrawals. She continued on about the dangers of smoking, but really didn’t know anything about cannabis in utero to tell me if it was harmful or not. After that, I shared the Dr. Melanie Dreher study and asked her to read it. Cannabis was never brought back up again as a negative issue throughout the duration of both my pregnancies. We realize that this is NOT everyone’s experience. We know that most pregnant women would never disclose their cannabis use in fear of having CPS involved, being stigmatized and shamed. I personally believe that because I was: ??Advocating for myself ??Armed with information ??Clear about my REASON for medicating ??Speaking with prohibition free language (cannabis, consume, medical instead of: weed, smoke, high); My doctors knew I was making an informed decision that I was not taking lightly, having to now consider this miracle in my womb. ?????? What did your Dr tell you about cannabis during pregnancy⁉️ Did you choose to disclose your use or not⁉️ Tell us below ??? *Just like Mothers Mary Community on #Facebook, this is a safe place. Any negative comments will be removed. #mothersmary #pregnancy #cannabis #research #breakthestigma #cannabisandmotherhood #harmreduction #motherhood #momlife

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Muchas madres están realmente preocupadas por el embarazo y la lactancia mientras usan cannabis. Les preocupan las implicaciones del desarrollo. Hemos recopilado los estudios disponibles y los hemos organizado con testimonios de mombers en los temas grupales.

No proporcionamos asesoramiento médico, pero definitivamente brindaremos información imparcial que permitirá a las madres tomar sus propias decisiones sobre la medicación durante el embarazo y la lactancia.

Otro tema importante es solo hablar sobre el cannabis y ver cómo lo usamos en nuestra vida diaria. Usamos la función de Facebook Live para conectarnos como madres y mujeres que usan cannabis. Es extremadamente enriquecedor y reconfortante ver a otras mamás haciendo lo mismo que nosotros.  

¿Qué tipo de comentarios recibe de los miembros del grupo?

La respuesta de los mombers es increíble. Es realmente debido a ellos que un grupo como este puede existir. Hemos tenido madres que salieron del armario de cannabis después de unirse a esta comunidad (incluida la cofundadora Annie). Otras mamás han introducido el cannabis en sus estilos de vida de una manera revolucionaria. ¡Estamos comenzando un movimiento, capacitando a las madres para que ya no se avergüencen de su consumo de cannabis!

¿Qué tan experimentados son sus miembros cuando se trata de usar cannabis y aceite de CBD?

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As a Social Enterprise, one of our main goals at Mothers Mary is to contribute to society by participating in research surrounding motherhood and cannabis use. We are proud to help the University of Western Ontario recruit for a study called Perinatal Marijuana use in Canada: Exploring Patient Decision-Making.??????This study is about how women make decisions about cannabis use during pregnancy and the conversations they have, or wish to have with their health care providers about their choice.???? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Perinatal care of mothers needs a serious overhaul. Thankfully, a feminist researcher, fellow Momber Dr Rachael Pack, is working with OBGYN Dr Taryn Taylor on a research study that is designed to help educate OBGYNs about how to have supportive and useful conversations with their patients about cannabis use during pregnancy. The outcomes of this study could help health care providers engage in meaningful and effective patient-centred conversations about cannabis use.??‍⚕️? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Canadian women who are currently pregnant or less than 1 year postpartum and who use or used cannabis in some form are invited to participate in a 45-60 min phone interview led by Dr Pack, PhD trained researcher.??‍? ➡️If you are interested, click the link in our bio to read the Informed Consent Form. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ➡️To participate, simply print the form, complete and email to capstudy@uwo.ca with subject line: Recruitment for study – Mothers Mary Community. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Are you a Momber of Mothers Mary Community yet? Join us in our Facebook group to keep the conversation about talking to your healthcare professionals going!?Link also in bio. See you on the inside!!??#momber ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ?: Zolotareva_elina from Adobe Stock ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #mothersmary #mothersmarycommunity #cannabisandmotherhood #cannabisresearch #cannabismedicine #plantmedicine #cannamom #pregnancy #breastfeeding #legalized #cloudsovercanada #womeninweed #sponsored #partnership

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Esa es una gran pregunta. Con más de 1,400 madres, tenemos una variedad de niveles de conocimiento, desde principiantes hasta usuarios de mucho tiempo. También hay mujeres que se unen solo para obtener la información. No todos en el grupo son consumidores de cannabis.

Tenemos un gran equipo de moderadores y ellos están muy bien informados. Nos mantenemos actualizados con información de artículos bien obtenidos o estudios recientes, y ayudamos a los miembros a navegar por las aguas lo mejor que podemos.

¿Tienes algún evento en vivo?

¡Ese es definitivamente uno de nuestros próximos objetivos para 2019! Organizaremos encuentros y saludos donde las mamás pueden compartir sus historias. También queremos tener eventos educativos sobre el cannabis y la salud de las mujeres.

¿Qué ves para el futuro de las madres Mary?

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Hey #Instagram! ? We decided since we have a lot of new followers ? that it’s the perfect time to reintroduce ourselves! ?? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the next few days we will be posting #OurStartUpStory. Learn more about us, our vision and mission to continue changing lives. ?????? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We @mothersMary_Jordana & @mothersMary_Annie are the Co CEO/Founders of Mothers Mary. We are two #Montreal moms on a mission. We met through my (Jordana) motherhood & cannabis group on Facebook and we got together for a playdate with our daughters. ?????? The first time we hung out (much like a first date ? where you get to know each other and talk about your past and your dreams!?! ???) we talked about our womanhood and how motherhood with cannabis has forever changed us. ?❤️? Both postpartum depression warriors, we analyzed the current healthcare system and came to the same realization (as new mothers) that mothers/women deserve more. ??? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We agreed that motherhood is isolating enough, that we needed to make changes as we are the #futureholders. ?????? Our personal experiences led us to find each other and create Mothers Mary. A multifaceted company that is aimed to break stigmas and challenge the status quo. ??? ✌?✌?✌? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you’d like even more access to us, join our #FREE group on #Facebook, Mothers Mary Community. You can expect to find a beautiful village of women who are empowering and supportive like you have never seen before. ❤️???? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Watch our story unfold, and join the #Movement?? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #MothersMary #MyStartupstory #Journey #CannabisIndustry #Fempire #Support #Commmunity’ #Movement #Bethechange #Breakthestigma #postpartumdepression ?? we will be at @liftandco Friday and Saturday, if you see us say hi! ????????

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Creemos que el futuro es muy brillante para Mothers Mary. Nuestra visión es convertirnos en una fuente de apoyo, recomendaciones e información sobre el cannabis.

Estamos al comienzo de un movimiento social. Queremos ser parte de esto, para garantizar que la industria se desarrolle de una manera que nos enorgullezca decir que estábamos en la primera línea de la legalización canadiense.

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