Ep 10 – Preventing Bladder Infections With Reusable Menstrual Products, an interview with Madeleine Shaw, co-founder of lunapads.com

Hi everybody,

Today I am super excited to introduce you to Madeleine Shaw, co-founder of lunapads.com, a company specializing in manufacturing reusable menstrual products.

In my coaching calls with women, who are moms and have been through pregnancy, birth & labor the issue of recurrent bladder infections has been coming up a lot! There are so many reasons why bladder infections might be happening, and today on the show I have someone who has personally struggled with infections and as a result, created this wonderful company.

Here’s a bit of info about Madeleine’s company, lunapads.com:

Since 1993, Lunapads has been making their signature collection of menstrual products, Lunapads and LunaUndies. Lunapads were created by Madeleine Shaw, a fashion designer who realized she needed something to solve her own health concerns about using disposable pads and tampons.

Switching from tampons to cloth pads brought her the unexpected benefit of discovering a deeper connection with her body, and she set out to bring this gift to others in the form of starting a business. She wrote the first business plan for Lunapads in 1994, and in 1995 opened a store and small production facility. By 1998, Lunapads were available in health food stores across Canada.

In 1999, Madeleine met Suzanne Siemens, a Chartered Accountant, at a Community Leadership course they were both participating in. Realizing that they shared a vision for better health for people and the planet, they combined their skills to fully develop Lunapads’ potential. Lunapads are now used by thousands of customers worldwide: as a result, 2 million disposable pads and tampons are now being diverted from landfills every month.

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