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Medication Use in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Many medications are safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please ask either your family physician or ourselves if you have questions regarding a specific medication. The resources listed below will help guide you regarding safe medications to take for common symptoms of pregnancy, including nausea and vomiting, and during cold and flu season.


Since Motherrisk closed in April 2019, we recommend using for information regarding safety of medications in pregnancy and breastfeeding - as well as the resources listed below.

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Pocket Guide
Published by the Université de Montréal and the CHU Sainte-Justine Mother and Child University Hospital Centre 


A handy pocket guide regarding safe over-the-counter medications for common complaints of pregnancy – available for download onto your handheld device in pdf format (2013 version - an updated one currently under revision)

Please see the following other websites for good information regarding medication use in pregnancy:

SOGC PregnancyInfo


CDC (US) Treating for Two

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