Advice on Vitamins
Folic acid plays an essential role in the development of your baby, even before the very first weeks of life.
To make sure your body has a sufficient supply of folic acid when you do get pregnant, it is important to start taking folic acid supplements before you conceive. Ideally, you should start taking a supplement at least three months before stopping contraception.
Talk to your pharmacist before choosing a product.
Advice on Medication
Some medication should be avoided during pregnancy or if you are breastfeeding because they can be harmful to the baby, even in small amounts.
Before taking any medication if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your pharmacist to know more about potential adverse effects.
If your little one is in need of OTC medication, your pharmacist can offer advice on the best way to administer it for your baby’s safety.
Nausea and acid reflux are common side effects pregnant women may experience. While they’re usually not serious, they can be pretty unpleasant.
Your pharmacist can help you manage your symptoms and help you get back on your feet, while ensuring there are no risks for the baby.
If you develop gestational diabetes during the course of your pregnancy and must take insulin to control it, your pharmacist will show you how and give you tips on how to manage your condition.
They will also give you advice on how to monitor your blood glucose at home.
If you are a new mother, you may need a breast pump. Fortunately, it is possible to rent this device and all its accessories in participating pharmacies.
Your pharmacist can also explain how to use it and how clean your breast pump equipment.
App and Home Deliveries
Let your pharmacist come to you: use our app to get your prescriptions prepared ahead of time or to set up home delivery services to get your medication in the comfort of your own home. This might be useful towards the end of your pregnancy or when your baby is home with you.
The pharmacy services presented in this section are offered by Guardian, I.D.A. and Remedy'sRx pharmacists. The pharmacists are solely responsible for the professional activities carried out during the practice of pharmacy. These services are offered in participating pharmacies only. Certain fees and conditions may apply.
* The information contained herein is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide complete information on the subject matter or to replace the advice of a health professional. This information does not constitute medical consultation, diagnosis or opinion and should not be interpreted as such. Please consult your health care provider if you have any questions about your health, medications or treatment.