Why Expectant Moms Should Stay In A Protected Environment During Pregnancy -Medical Professional, Akin Abayomi

A Haematologist, Professor Akin Abayomi has advised pregnant women to stay in a protected environment during pregnancy.

The medical professional explained that the environment where a child was exposed to during stages of pregnancy must be protected to avoid a long time negative effect.

Prof. Abayomi said this at the first annual medical lecture of Dr Funmi Alakija Foundation in Lagos with the theme, ‘Understanding The New Age of Genomics.’ He was quoted:

”It is very important that the environment of a developing child, even the one in the womb, is protected because you’ll be sending a message to the DNA of the child which is going to set up that child for diseases down the line. It’s a proven fact.

If a pregnant woman smokes or inhale smokes it will not only affect her, it will her affect her foetus and if it is a female child the tissue that is going to form the ovary will also be affected and it is inheritable.”

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Also, the Medical Director of Q-Life Family Clinic and husband of late Funmi Alakija, Dr Adetokunbo Alakija, said the memorial was necessary to continue his late wife’s ideas which she was unable to totally execute while alive. Dr Alakija said:

”After the death of my wife, we decided that she shouldn’t just go without a notable memorial because she has sacrificed a lot for mankind. She had great ideas. So, I and few friends that formed DFAF decided it will be great to still carry on with the ideas even after her death.”

A hematologist is a medical professional who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the blood.

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This includes cancerous and non-cancerous disorders that affect the individual components of blood (such as white blood cells, red blood cells, or platelets) or the organs that produce them (including the bone marrow and spleen).



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