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ellaOne - Nicole’s story

LloydsPharmacy Ireland @ 2021-05-07 10:34:08 +0100

The success of ellaOne. A case study on the morning after pill ‘After my second baby our family was complete. On my 40th birthday my husband organised a surprise party. It was a great night. The next day I realised I’d forgotten to take a couple of my usual contraceptive pills that week and we’d had sex after the party. I asked my sister what to do. She told me to get the morning-after pill from a pharmacist. After talking with the pharmacist, I chose to buy ellaOne®. While I was there I bought some condoms just in case. Getting...

ellaOne - Roisin's Story

LloydsPharmacy Ireland @ 2021-05-07 10:30:44 +0100

The success of ellaOne. A case study on the morning after pill ‘I had just started college. I had been with Niall for a while. When his condom came off I was really worried that I’d get pregnant. I knew I wasn’t ready to have a baby. I had read about emergency contraception on the internet. I thought it would be easier to go to a pharmacist than get an appointment with the doctor. When I went in I was nervous, but the pharmacist was really nice. There were a few questions, but the whole experience was friendly and discrete....

Pregnancy Vitamins

LloydsPharmacy Ireland @ 2021-02-05 16:49:48 +0000

A healthy, balance diet is important all year round but especially when you’re pregnant. However, there are a number of vitamins that we would advise taking before and while pregnant. Many of our colleagues at LloydsPharmacy have experienced the journey of pregnancy themselves, so we know how important it is to not only have the correct information but also fully understand why these vitamins or minerals are needed. Folic Acid What is Folic Acid? Folic acid, also known as folate, is part of the Vitamin B family. It is needed to make DNA and other genetic material as well as...

Newborn Baby Care

LloydsPharmacy Ireland @ 2021-02-05 16:38:24 +0000

Umbilical cord care After your baby is born there will a small piece of the umbilical cord left, usually 2-3 cm. This will fall off in 5 – 15 days. However, before it falls off there are few precautions you should take to ensure it stays healthy and there are no infections. Practice good hand hygiene before and after touching the cord. Use cotton wool and cooled boiled water to clean around the base of the cord. Ensure the cord is dry after you’ve cleaned it. Make sure the nappy doesn’t cover the cord. You can fold the top of...

Pregnancy Symptoms

LloydsPharmacy Ireland @ 2021-02-05 15:08:34 +0000

As you go through your pregnancy, you may experience a range of different symptoms at different stages. We have complied a list of common symptoms in each trimester and some helpful tips on how to manage them. Many of our colleagues at LloydsPharmacy have experienced the journey of pregnancy themselves, so we know that sudden changes to your body can be slightly unnerving. Our teams are here to help you throughout your journey, at every stage. Trimester 1 Morning sickness Many women suffer from morning sickness or nausea during the first trimester. Although known as morning sickness it can happen...

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