Category Postpartum Health

Understanding Why Some Nigerian Moms Are Killing Their Babies – Health Practitioner, Dr Sekela Gad-Briggs

The period post-birth is a truly delicate time for mums. Postpartum journey begins immediately after the birth of a child as the mother’s body -including hormone levels and uterus size, returns to a non-pregnant state. Now, there’s so much more

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Two Moms Share Their Experiences Dealing With Postpartum Anxiety During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Postpartum anxiety: It’s not the baby blues and it’s not postpartum depression—so what is it? If you’re feeling overly worried after giving birth, you may be suffering from postpartum anxiety disorder. Postpartum anxiety disorder is a cousin to postpartum depression

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Mom-Of-3, Adaeze Yobo Details Her ‘Worst kind of Postpartum depression’ Experience To Encourage Other Moms

Postpartum depression can occur anytime in a women’s life after she becomes a mom. Feelings of anxiety, worthlessness, stress, anger, and sadness may appear slowly, or all at once. After three kids, former beauty queen, Adaeze Yobo who doubles as

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Nigerian Dad Whose Wife Slumped and Died While Breastfeeding Their Newborn Whom They Waited 8 Years To Have Shares Their Emotional Story

A Nigerian dad has taken to Twitter to lament the loss of his darling wife who passed away quite shockingly on April 5, 2020. According to @maxifish, he and his wife waited the first four years after their wedding trying

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Nigerian Mum, Oyin Oladipupo Demands Justice After Hospital Forgot This In Her Uterus Post Surgery

A Nigerian mum and realtor, Oyin oladipupo has called out a Nigerian hospital for allegedly forgetting a medical item in her uterus after a surgery she underwent in 2017. According to her narration, the surgery was a cesarean section but

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What A Medical Expert Wants Couples To Know About Post-partum Depression

Postpartum depression is a topic that is yet to gain proper attention in Nigeria; thankfully, so many women and medical experts are beginning to create more awareness to prepare new mothers and fathers and also how to deal with it.

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Three Lessons To Be Learned From Author, Bunmi Laditan’s Experience With Postpartum Depression

As women share their experiences with postpartum depression, awareness increases and the attitude towards it is changing for the better. Nigerian-American writer/author, Bunmi Laditan shares her own experience with postpartum depression, and here are three things we learned from the

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5 Postpartum Health Issues You Should Never Ignore

The period post-birth is a truly delicate time for mums. Learning the signs and symptoms of health problems to not ignore at this time may save your life! Considering the trauma that the body endures during childbirth, some amount of

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Mom, Luci Wormell’s Candid Post About Postpartum After Birthing Her 3rd Child Is As Real As It Gets

Those first few photos after the birth of a child are usually beautiful: Mom and baby’s first meeting, a nice shot with dad and baby’s siblings. But the story behind the smiling photos is sometimes not so picture perfect. Luci

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Mom, Allison Kimmey Offers A Glimpse Into What It’s Really Like To Lose A Pregnancy After Experiencing Two Heartbreaking Miscarriages

If you’ve experienced a miscarriage or miscarriages before, you will know it can feel frightening, lonely, and life-shattering. It’s also not something most women talk about as it’s often difficult to share that level of grief with loved ones at

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Understanding Baby Blues And Postpartum Depression

However excited you are to finally get to know that tiny newborn that you fantasized about throughout your pregnancy, having a baby is a life-changing event that changes your world. Coping with roller-coaster hormones and lack of sleep, it’s no

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“Tears overwhelmed me daily” Georgina Onuoha Talks About Suffering Postpartum Depression

Nollywood actress and mum-of-two, Georgina Onuoha, has revealed what it was like for her when she was expecting her second child. The actress said she had just moved overseas and had a husband who was always busy working as a

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How Mom, Hannah Wilkinson Discovered & Got Her Postpartum Mental Health Under Control Is A Must Read!

Research has shown that around one in five women will experience a pre or postpartum mental health problem up till a year after giving birth. Despite the prevalence of post- and perinatal mental health conditions, there is still an element

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FDA Approves First Drug For Postpartum Depression

It’s hard to hate on any treatment that science provides for curing postpartum depression or at least alleviating its worst symptoms. But somehow, we’ve been dealt a cure approved by the FDA that will make you either laugh or roll

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Sitz Bath For Women: Benefits, Procedure And Precautions

A sitz bath is a warm shallow bath that cleanses the perineum, which is the space between your rectum and vulva. When you take a sitz bath, you basically sit in warm water to help relieve pain, swelling, inflammation or

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New Mom, Remy Ma Returns Home After Post-Pregnancy Complications

American rapper, Reminisce Mackie, 38, professionally known as Remy Ma, who had a baby girl some days ago, has finally returned home after suffering post-pregnancy complications that led to an emergency surgery. The rapper, who took to her Instagram page

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Fitness Enthusiast And Mum Of Three, Amara Kanu Advises Women Contemplating Plastic Surgery

Mum of three and fitness enthusiast, Amara Kanu, took to Instagram to share that she had the desire to restore her breasts postpartum to their original round perky nature, and that she had contemplated having a plastic surgery to fulfill her

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Postnatal Depression: Californian Mum Does The Unthinkable

A Californian mum suffering a severe case of postnatal depression has done the unthinkable, by allegedly throwing her baby girl out of a moving car, killing her. 32-year-old Nicole Stasio who had worked as a yoga instructor and health coach, gave birth

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Ese Walter Encourages Mums To Accept Their Postpartum Bodies After Revealing Her Postpartum Belly

Ese Walter has bared it all to encourage new mothers to appreciate their postpartum bodies. Although grateful for the joys of motherhood, many women have great insecurities about the permanent changes that their bodies undergo as a result. While some are

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Why New Dads May Also Suffer From Postnatal Depression- Study Reveals

It’s becoming a common knowledge that some women suffer from from postpartum depression after giving birth. Feelings of helplessness, despair, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and not even being able to get up off the couch are common for women, especially new

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Mum, Kelly Clarke Narrates How She Suffered Crippling Postpartum Psychosis To Create Awareness

A mother, 31, has narrated how she was sectioned with crippling postpartum psychosis, going five days without sleep, after her intestines burst out through her C-section. Psychosis is characterized by an impaired relationship with reality. It’s a symptom of serious mental disorders.

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Top Things You Should Note For A Proper Postpartum Nutrition

Bamidele Wale-Oshinowo Maintaining proper nutrition after childbirth is as important for every woman as prenatal nutrition. The postpartum period is also the time for nursing mothers to re-evaluate their nutritional needs vis-a-viz their age, dietary practices, multiple birth, excessive weight

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Post-partum Depression: Author, Bunmi Laditan Reveals It Took Her 3 Years After Childbirth To Bond With Her Child

Most women grow up dreaming of becoming a mother, but what they don’t expect is the shattering postpartum depression they might suffer after childbirth. Nigerian-American writer/author, Bunmi Laditan shared her personal experience with postnatal depression after birthing her third child and

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How To Help Another Mum Deal With Postpartum Depression, PPD

Ogbugoh Terundu Joy Esq. Postpartum depression also referred to as PPD is a disorder experienced by women after delivery. 1 in 5 women would experience postpartum depression in their life time. This disorder comes with feelings of hopelessness and total disconnection

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Serena Williams Details Near-death Experience After Birthing Her Daughter, Olympia

Tennis champ and first time mom, Serena Williams in a new interview with CNN, detailed her near-death experience after giving birth to her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. in September, 2017. Williams revealed she had to have an emergency Cesarean

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