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”

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”

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”

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?”

“ASRAM” A SIGN OF MALNUTRITION, DEHYDRATION AND INFECTION IN CHILDREN

17-1-2020 A must read! Many interpretations exist for “Asram”  This is what mums had to say about it. Opinions from Mumschat 1.I know Asram to be an evil spirit given to baby.its given to baby through their dress,cot shit like every thing that has to do with the baby’s things. Its not be given toContinue reading ““ASRAM” A SIGN OF MALNUTRITION, DEHYDRATION AND INFECTION IN CHILDREN”

WHY DO MANY WOMEN AVOID FAMILY PLANNING DESPITE THE RISK ASSOCIATED WITH UNPLANNED PREGNANCY?

Many women within active reproductive years, still avoid family planning even when it is readily available and cheap. One of the leading causes of maternal deaths/complications in early pregnancy is due to unsafe abortion. In trying to find awnsers, I interviewed three women who had a recent abortion. To actually understand why with services widelyContinue reading “WHY DO MANY WOMEN AVOID FAMILY PLANNING DESPITE THE RISK ASSOCIATED WITH UNPLANNED PREGNANCY?”