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An important message from Express Chemist

In these unprecedented times due to COVID-19 we are listening to the latest advice from the government and their health specialists. We are continuing to work in these challenging times so that we can serve the needs of our customers.

Please note that we are receiving a particularly high volume of orders, enquiries, telephone calls and emails. We are working exceptionally hard to process orders and respond to customer enquiries as quickly as possible. Unfortunately it is currently taking a little longer to process and dispatch orders than usual, so please allow 2-3 working days for shipment.

Please also note that postal services and couriers are experiencing similar challenges so please allow longer delivery times than usual. We would be grateful if you can be patient and not contact us regarding your order before these times are up so we can reduce the pressure on our customer service team.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

If you have symptoms of coronavirus stay at home and self-isolate for 10 days.
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Keep well and stay safe.


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Pregnancy and Maternity Care

image Pregnancy and Maternity Care

Express Chemist offer a range of products specially designed for mothers to be, pregnant women and new mums, everything that may be needed to help during the weeks of pregnancy and maternity care.

Whether you are pregnant or trying for a baby, Express Chemist stock essential products to support you from conception to the first signs of pregnancy and finally when giving birth. Pregnancy tests, prenatal and post natal supplements, symptom-relieving tablets and creams to ease morning sickness, hygiene and feminine care products and breastfeeding accessories. Also available are a range of fertility and conception products to aid the process of getting pregnant.

Express Chemist also stock a range of products that have been specifically designed for premature babies. For more baby and infant products, please visit our baby and child section.
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Pregnancy and Maternity Care Brands

Bio-Oil
Clearblue
Dulcolax
Lamberts
Lansinoh
Multi-Mam
Palmer's
Pregnacare
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Sanatogen
Senokot
Zita West

Pregnancy and Maternity Care Products

  • Morning Sickness

    Morning Sickness

    Morning sickness is a condition which can affect a woman when she is in early pregnancy but can be offset by a range of natural remedies to help relieve nausea.

  • Haemorrhoids

    Haemorrhoids

    Treatments for haemorrhoids and piles including cream, ointment or suppository to soothe and heal sore and raw areas.

  • Constipation

    Constipation

    Ranges of laxatives and fibre supplements for the treatment of constipation symptoms such as IBS and bloating.

  • Pregnancy Hygiene

    Pregnancy Hygiene

    Pregnancy hygiene products to assist with increased vaginal discharge, bladder weakness, post birth menstruation and thrush.

  • Maternity Belts

    Maternity Belts

    Maternity belts provide support while your baby grows. The elasticated support helps to relieve lower back pain and discomfort in abdomen and legs. 4 sizes available.

  • Postnatal Care

    Postnatal Care

    Postnatal care products to help after natural or assisted births, including dressings, homeopathic remedies and aids.

  • Breastfeeding

    Breastfeeding

    Breastfeeding is the most natural way of feeding your baby and is recommended by the Department of Health for at least the first 6 months of your baby's life.

  • Group B Strep Test

    Group B Strep Test

    Babies born to women who carry Group B Strep can be exposed to it around birth. Most babies born to women who carry Group B Strep are healthy, but in a small number of cases it can cause infections that can be life threatening to the baby.

  • Birth

    Birth

    A selection of products to make your birth experience a little more comfortable such as TENS devices, hand sanitisers, cooling facial sprays and toiletries.

Pregnancy FAQs

1. What is pregnancy?

Pregnancy is a condition in which a woman carries a fertilized egg inside her body, the term pregnancy refers to the period from conception to birth. Pregnancy usually lasts 40 weeks and is divided into three trimesters, each lasting approximately three months.

2. Signs of pregnancy

In the early stages of pregnancy, the first few weeks, things start changing fast. The early signs of pregnancy will include a missed period and could also include symptoms such as nausea and sickness, fatigue, slight bleeding/spotting or cramping and tender breasts. If your menstrual cycle is regular and patterned you may suspect you are pregnant as soon as you notice you have missed a period or it is late, however, this may not always be the case, periods can be late or missed due to stress, illness, weight, medication and the menopause. A test should be done to confirm.

3. Symptoms of pregnancy

During the weeks of pregnancy symptoms change and the symptoms experienced will depend on which trimester/stage you are in. Some of the symptoms experienced include: nausea and sickness, loss of appetite/going off particular foods, cravings, breast tenderness, breast enlargement, fatigue, frequent urination, constipation, spotting, vaginal discharge, enlarged abdomen, skin/pigmentation changes, stretch marks, colostrum (first milk produced) from breasts, changes in libido, stomach pains, movements and braxton hicks contractions.

4. Am I pregnant?

If you have missed a period or it is late, or you simply suspect you may be pregnant then the best way to find out is to do a pregnancy test, this can provide an accurate result quickly. Depending on how far you think you may be, which can be estimated from your last menstrual period, take a look at our early pregnancy signs and symptoms section above and see if any sound familiar, if you are still unsure see your GP or pharmacist.

5. How can I get pregnant?

For more information on conceiving and how to get pregnant, please visit our fertility and conception section.

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