Women’s Health & Care At The Counter
Pharmacists also provide invaluable information on:
- Preconception and prenatal counseling
- Education on options for birth control
- Menopause therapies
- Work with each stage of life
The Pharmacist's Role in Women’s Health
Pharmacists play a meaningful role in the inpatient environment for women's health. Kayla Popova, PharmD, a clinical pharmacist specialist in obstetrics and gynecology at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor, spends her days rounding with obstetrics specialists who see women with high-risk pregnancies. “It’s very important to have a pharmacist on the women’s service,” Popova said.“When a woman is pregnant, there are certain medications that can’t be taken. They’re not safe in the first trimester, [but] they may be safe in the second or third trimester.” And because of some women’s past medical history, taking birth control with a lot of estrogen isn’t an option because it can lead to thrombosis, added Popova, who is also an adjunct clinical instructor in pharmacy at University of Michigan.