Alcohol and Pregnancy

Did you know that when you drink, your baby drinks too? Drinking alcohol in pregnancy is NEVER safe. Do not drink when pregnant, or if trying to conceive. Alcohol can cause problems for a developing baby throughout pregnancy, even before a woman knows she’s pregnant. When a woman drinks alcohol, so does her baby, as the alcohol in the mother’s blood passes to the baby through the umbilical cord.IMG_6812
All types of alcohol are equally harmful. Because brain growth takes place throughout pregnancy, the sooner a woman stops drinking the safer it will be for her and her baby.
Excessive drinking in pregnancy can lead to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). FAS presents with abnormal facial features, small head size, shorter-than-average height, low body weight, poor memory, hyperactive behavior, difficulty with attention, difficulty in school (especially with math), speech and language delays, intellectual disability or low IQ. The child can also have alcohol related birth defects with the heart, kidneys or bones
Written by Dr. Theophilus Wangata.

Award for performance

Today we celebrated Calvin Korir as the medical representative of the month of July having attained a 100% target achievement in all his assigned products. Here he is, receiving a token of appreciation. We look forward to more staff members achieving their targets. Korir, on behalf of the Pharmaken management, I would like to extend our appreciation for the amazing work done by you translating to targets achieved. The time that you have spent working on achieving this target, and the professionalism that you have shown has impressed the entire team immensely. Your diligence, self-motivation as well as dedication have been a source of inspiration for the rest of the team. Korir takes over this mantle from Peter Gachie who has been holding forte for the past seven months.


First blog post

We are very excited to share Pharmaken’s very first blogpost. Hopefully  it will be the first of many. Please leave your comments below what you think and if there are ways in which we can improve the blog. Any relevant article contributions from specialists, doctors are indeed most welcome.

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