support pharmacistObviously, pharmacists dispense prescriptions, but they can do much more for you. They can offer you:

  • Information and advice on minor ailments for your baby (colic, cradle cap et)
  • Information on minor ailments for you during and after pregnancy
  • Information about medications
  • Which medicines are best value
  • Information on vitamins and herbal supplements
  • Guide you to other health professionals or community services, if required
  • Liase with your doctor on your health issues
  • Health screening (including iron levels, blood pressure, cholesterol, thyroid, bone density etc)
  • Baby weighing

Most pharmacies carry a full range of baby products and can advise on the difference between products and which ones suit you best.

Irish Pharmacists are a really useful source of good quality health information for pregnant women and new mums that is easily accessible, personal and free.