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Contraception and Pregnancy

If you are thinking of becoming pregnant, it is recommended to start taking 0.4 mg of folic acid daily at least 3 months prior to becoming pregnant (although there are some situations were a higher dose is appropriate - discuss with your family doctor).  Do not drink alcohol or smoke tobacco or take drugs.  Certain medications are not appropriate during pregnancy, so if you are taking any, even topically, please speak with your family doctor.  If you think you are pregnant, give us a call.  For more information on pregnancy the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada has a fantastic website full of useful information at:

While condoms are the only contraception that also helps prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted infections, they are not the best option to prevent pregnancy.  The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada has a fantastic website discussing contraception and you can click here to get to it:

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