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Pregnancy & Baby Care

19 results found for: Pregnancy & baby care

Sodium valproate prescribed to 180 pregnant women in England

Sodium valproate was prescribed to almost 200 pregnant women in England between April 2018 and September 2020, new NHS data shows. 

Pharmacist interventions prevent pregnancy after EHC

Pharmacist interventions result in a significant increase in effective use of a contraceptive pill following emergency hormonal contraception.

Women’s health in lockdown

Women may have more specific concerns about their health during this challenging time. It is important to help them stay motivated to protect their health and wellbeing to avoid more serious issues developing in the future.

Lifestyle & prenatal development

Parents’ lifestyle choices and general health, both preconception and during pregnancy, can have a big impact on the growth and development of their child.

Where are we now?

In 2017/2018 smoking was responsible for almost 485,000 hospital admissions – an increase of 2 per cent on the previous year.

From bump to baby

The huge changes that many women experience when they have a baby are well supported through their local pharmacy.

Positive trial results and new training for Bio-Oil

In the latest clinical trial for Bio-Oil, 92 per cent of patients saw an improvement in the appearance of scars after eight weeks.  

When should customers fork out?

Despite their growing popularity, there remains a great deal of public confusion about when VMS supplements are recommended or useful.

Smoking during pregnancy numbers still high

More than one in 10 of all pregnant women still smoking at birth, the NHS has warned.

Flour power

A 12-week public consultation on plans to add folic acid to flour in the UK has started. 

Fluconazole should be avoided during pregnancy

Maternal exposure to just one dose of oral fluconazole during pregnancy may increase the risk of spontaneous abortion

Days of our lives

The first 1,000 days is a crucial time in a child’s development. So what advice can pharmacy provide to give the best start?

Watching brief: Pregnancy & babycare

OTC product developments in the pregnancy and babycare category

On your marks… How pharmacy can support young parents

Supporting young parents can be the beginning of an enduring relationship between pharmacy and customer 

10 minute clinic: baby care

This handy 10-minute clinic is a quick reference guide that will help you when advising customers on baby care.

Pancreatic cancer – the role of pharmacy

This short animation will highlight the crucial role of the pharmacy team in recognising symptoms of pancreatic cancer to aid early diagnosis and boost survival rates.

Taking a customer-first approach

Every interaction you have at the counter matters. This video will help you to deliver a first-class service to all your customers.

Going local for a change

NHS England’s announcement last month that seven pilot regions will test a framework for using pharmacy expertise to deliver improved patient outcomes from medicines, begs the question: can the community pharmacy sector step up for local development?

Bladder weakness programme: Understanding pharmacy's role

This module is designed to help you make a difference to customers with bladder weakness and equips you with the knowledge to give the very best advice



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