Pregnancy

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...

Pregnancy and lifestyle changes

LloydsPharmacy Ireland @ 2021-02-05 14:41:43 +0000

When you become pregnant there are a few aspects of your lifestyle that may need to be changed, mainly to the food or drinks you may consume. We have compiled a list of lifestyle changes we would recommend making, to ensure you and your baby stay safe throughout this exciting journey. Many of our colleagues at LloydsPharmacy have experienced the journey of pregnancy themselves, so we know how important it is to have the right information for what is best for you and your baby. Alcohol and cigarettes We advise not drinking any alcohol throughout your pregnancy. This will give...