At Uniprix-affiliated pharmacies, we care about families. That’s why we offer new parents a variety of maternal health and baby care services, such as:
- Rental of breast pumps
- Newborn weighing service
- Folic acid/multivitamin/mineral supplementation
- Treatment of pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting
- Pregnancy testing
Certain Uniprix-affiliated pharmacies rent electric breast pumps to help nursing moms.
Is this a product you need? Get more information at a Uniprix location offering the breast pump rental program.
And for detailed, informative and reliable information on infant and maternal care, visit the “Maternity and baby care” section.
To make sure your newborn is gaining sufficient weight between doctor’s visits, drop by a Uniprix-affiliated sales location. The health professionals at many of our affiliated pharmacies offer a newborn weighing service.
Find a Uniprix location offering the newborn weighing service.
Canadian health professionals and public health authorities now recognize that folic acid (vitamin B9) supplementation is required prior to conception, during pregnancy and after childbirth. Folic acid is strongly recommended since it helps prevent neural tube defects in the fetus, among other things.
Need advice and information on folic acid? Or on the multivitamin or mineral supplement (e.g. iron) your obstetrician or doctor prescribed? Talk to your Uniprix-affiliated pharmacist for answers to your questions.
Under a regional collective prescription (issued by a duly mandated physician), certain Uniprix-affiliated pharmacies are officially authorized to initiate folic acid, multivitamin and mineral supplementation for pregnant women and those wishing to conceive. Find out if an affiliated pharmacy in your region is authorized to issue this collective prescription.
Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP) can have a significant impact on the quality of life of the women affected. If you have NVP, be sure to discuss it with a health professional as soon as possible.
Under a regional collective prescription (issued by a duly mandated physician), certain Uniprix-affiliated pharmacies are officially authorized to initiate drug treatment of pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting. Find out if an affiliated pharmacy in your region is authorized to issue this collective prescription.
If necessary, your Uniprix-affiliated pharmacist can explain to you in detail how to take an over-the-counter home pregnancy test. He or she can also assist you in analyzing the results of your test.