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Pregnancy problems: a guide for pharmacy

Pregnancy causes many changes to the body, some of which can result in troublesome symptoms. Here we explain what pharmacy teams can do to help women seeking advice.

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Potential problems a pregnant woman will encounter

Figure 1: Cardiovascular system

Figure 2: Musculoskeletal system

Figure 3: Genito-urinary system

Figure 4: Endocrine system

Figure 5: Gastrointestinal system

Figure 6: Skin


Sources: NHS Choices; The Pregnancy Book: Conditions And Problems In Pregnancy; Bumps (provided by the UK Teratology Information Service); National Institute for Health and Care Excellence;; Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2013;92:232; J Headache Pain 2017;18:106; 2011;15:205; International Journal of Women’s Dermatology 2017;3:77

Editorial advisers: Kat Hall, lead women’s and children’s pharmacist, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust; Christina Nurmahi, women and newborn care group lead pharmacist, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.

The editorial advisers were not paid and The Pharmaceutical Journal retained full editorial control at all times.


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The Pharmaceutical Journal, PJ, October 2018, Vol 301, No 7918;301(7918):DOI:10.1211/PJ.2018.20205651

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