TEENAGE PREGNANCY :A THREAT TO NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

I noticed a woman with scarf looking so weak and fragile. In my mind she is an adult, pregnant and having the usual hyperemisis gravidarum which will by all means pass. As I looked closely, I reasiled she could be much younger. She couldn’t speak, she was weak having chills and shivering. The scarf madeContinue reading “TEENAGE PREGNANCY :A THREAT TO NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT”

50 PERCENT OF ALL PREGNANCIES MAY END IN MISCARRIAGE . STOP BLAMING YOURSELF FOR THE PREGNANCY LOSS!

This is why you should stop blaming yourself. As many as half of all pregnancies may end in miscarriage. The exact number is not known because a miscarriage may happen before a woman knows she’s pregnant. Most women who miscarry go on to have a healthy pregnancy later without any complications

SICKLE CELL DISEASE – BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER PREGNANCY

Sickle cell disease is a blood disorder usually passed down from parent to child. People with sickle cell disease have abnormal hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to the body. In an adult red blood cells can live up to 120 days before they wear off or die, butContinue reading “SICKLE CELL DISEASE – BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER PREGNANCY”

HELP SAVE LITTLE JUNIOR SUFFERING FROM A CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE (TETRALOGY OF FALLOT)

Hector Ofori JNR was born on the 8th march 2017 at the Eastern Regional Hospital, Koforidua through caesarian section. The condition was not diagnosed at birth so was brought home. It started showing when he started crawling at six months. He tends to have fainting attacks and regularly turns blue. He is usually anaemic. HeContinue reading “HELP SAVE LITTLE JUNIOR SUFFERING FROM A CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE (TETRALOGY OF FALLOT)”

DIABETES IN PREGNANCY: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

During pregnancy hormonal changes in the body can alter how sugar can be used by the body. Insulin is required for the body to use the sugar we have in our body. The placenta hormones prevents its effectiveness hence more insulin required to process the sugar consumed. Women may end up having more sugar inContinue reading “DIABETES IN PREGNANCY: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW”

YOUR BUMP… THE MIDWIVES ABDOMINAL EXAMINATION

Have you wondered what the midwife might be looking for especially when she is examining your bumb? Let me make it simple for you.. I have also been lost once Abdominal examination is part of the general examination done by the midwife for all expectant mums. This is one of the crucial ones since youContinue reading “YOUR BUMP… THE MIDWIVES ABDOMINAL EXAMINATION”

FINLAND PRIME MINISTER EXTEND PAID MATERNITY LEAVE TO 6.6 MONTHS FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN

In Ghana paid maternity leave lasts for just 84 days, ln reality less than 3 months and this is just for the woman. This has become a major concern for many women since they have to leave their babies that early to resume work. What makes it even worse is that our facilities are notContinue reading “FINLAND PRIME MINISTER EXTEND PAID MATERNITY LEAVE TO 6.6 MONTHS FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN”

SIGNS OF AN INFECTED CORD

Sign of an infected cord include The umbilical cord is a very good place for infection to get into your baby’s body. 🔴Fever 🔴Swelling of the stamp and abnormal discharge 🔴Offensive smell from the stamp 🔴The cord may also take long before detaching. Always make sure the cord area is kept dry and clean DoContinue reading “SIGNS OF AN INFECTED CORD”

YOUR HEALTHY NEW BORN BABY:A MUST READ FOR MUMS AND DADS

This is exactly what you should expect 🔴Baby will cry right after birth. The cry will not be weak 🔴The skin color will be pink. Blue or pale skin is an indication of reduced oxygen. Report yellowish skin color as well 🔴Weight will be between an average of 2.5 to 3.5kg. Babies who are underweightContinue reading “YOUR HEALTHY NEW BORN BABY:A MUST READ FOR MUMS AND DADS”

SEX DURING PREGNANCY-IS IT SAFE?

This is one of the questions most new couples who are expecting for the first time will ask. While some are scared it can cause miscarriage others believe it can result in developmental problems Some men will also completely avoid their wives with the intention of protecting the unborn baby and also to give theirContinue reading “SEX DURING PREGNANCY-IS IT SAFE?”