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Abuja Based Businesswoman, Mrs Samaila Nankling Shares On The Joy Of Becoming A Mom Of Triplets After 6 Desperate Years Of Infertility

A happily married couple in this part of the world is not considered truly happy if they are yet to have their own children. This singular philosophy has thrown many Nigerian women off balance. Some are depressed, many have committed

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Maternal Health Experts Explain Why Pregnant Women With These Health Conditions Must Not Use PHCs For Antenatal Care

According to the Maternal Health specialists, pregnancy among women with these health conditions is associated with high risk, especially during delivery, and therefore cannot be managed at the PHCs to avoid death of baby, the mother or both. Pregnant women

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Too Much Sex, Good Or Bad For Your Health? Experts Answer

Sex, no doubt is good for the body. Beyond the unequalled pleasure derivable from it, it has been found to have enormous health benefits. And according to a sex therapist, Dr. Ian Kerner, sexual attraction and sexual compatibility are the

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Did You Know That Twins Conceived Naturally Can Have Double Paternity? Experts Explain How

Medical experts have said that it is possible for twins conceived naturally to have two different biological fathers. The phenomenon, they say, is known as heteropaternal superfecundation — a phenomenon that occurs when two different males father fraternal twins. They

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What Martha And Doshima Want Fellow Women To Learn From How They Healed From The Scars Of Heartbreaking Miscarriages & Stillbirths 

Miscarriage is the most common reason for losing a baby during pregnancy, according to the World Health Organisation. Suffering a miscarriage or stillbirth is often a difficult, traumatic, and lonely experience, according to women who have gone through it, as

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Heart Defect In Children Can Start In Pregnancy -Study | All You Need To Know About It And How To Prevent It

A heart defect is a problem in the heart’s structure. Kids who have a heart defect were born with it. Heart defects are often called “congenital,” which means “present at birth.” Around eight in 1,000 babies are born with something wrong

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Businesswoman And Mom-Of-Two Gbemisola Oni Gets Real About Motherhood Experience And Why She Prefers CS To Natural Birth

Motherhood is everything! There is no single person who can explain motherhood in its totality; it’s just too pure to get a good enough definition. It is one of the most daunting and all-consuming calling a woman can be blessed

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PUNCH Documentary Gives Insight Into The Tortuous Journeys Of Newborns To The Earth Through Traditional Birth Centres

According to UNICEF, in Nigeria, each year, about 262,000 babies die at birth, the which is the world’s second highest national total, while every day in Nigeria, 257 babies die within their first month of life. Most of these children

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Nigerian Doctor, Odogwu’s Encounter With A Pregnant Woman Who Blatantly Refused CS Casts A Major Spotlight On How Religion May Be Fueling Maternal And Infant Mortality

A medical doctor has narrated his desperate attempt to save a woman and her baby after she blatantly refused to undergo Caesarian Section because her church said it’s demonic. The doctor with the twitter name Sports Dokita ( Odogwu) explained

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Why Women Impregnated By These Kind Of Men Are Likely To Have A Miscarriage, Stillbirth

A study has revealed that over a quarter of pregnancies might end up as ectopic, in miscarriage or stillbirth if the father-to-be is unhealthy and has three or more medical conditions like obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol

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Understanding Pregnancy Diabetes And How To Manage The Condition | Gynaecologist, Dr. Kemi Windapo

Obstetrics/gynaecology resident, Dr. Kemi Windapo, who is also the President, Association of Resident Doctors, Federal Medical Centre, Ebute-Metta, speaks to Punch HealthWise about gestational or pregnancy diabetes and how to manage the condition. What is gestational diabetes? In simple terms,

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Study Links A Low Carbohydrate Diet During Pregnancy To Risk Of Birth Defects

Women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant may want to avoid diets that reduce or eliminate carbohydrates, as they could increase the risk of having babies with neural tube birth defects, according to a new study from the

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Amazing Birth Story Of Mum, Melanie Bassett Who carried Her Triplets In Separate Wombs

A mum has become the first woman in the UK to give birth to triplets from two different wombs. 32-year-old Melanie Bassett was already a mum-of-two but was left stunned when doctors made the discovery that she was carrying identical

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What’s The Likelihood That Pregnant Women Will Transmit COVID-19 To Their Newborns? This New Study Answers Just That

Pregnant women with COVID-19 during the third trimester are unlikely to pass the virus to their newborns, according to a research conducted in the United States of America. The study, led by Dr Andrea Edlow of the Harvard Medical School

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Fertility Doctor, Prof. Oladapo Ashiru Explains What Couples Need To Do When Dealing With Infertility

Infertility has been defined as not being able to get pregnant despite having frequent, unprotected sex for at least a year for most couples. Infertility may result from an issue with either you or your partner or a combination of

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How To Help Premature Babies Survive Into Adulthood In Low-income Countries Like Nigeria | Expert, Dr. Enisa Lawal

Premature babies are babies born alive before 37 weeks of pregnancy are completed. Every year, an estimated 15 million babies are born preterm (before 37 completed weeks of gestation), and this number is rising, according to the World Health Organisation.

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Mum-of-2, Tolu Demuren (Toolz) Recounts Fearing The Worst While Pregnant With Her First Son Who Just Turned 2

Nigerian on-air personality, Tolulope Oniru-Demuren popularly known as Toolz took to Instagram to recount why  she feared for the worst outcome while pregnant with her first son who just turned 2. According to the mother-of-two, while she was pregnant with

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Fitness Expert And New Mom, Anna Victoria Gets Brutally Honest About The Trauma Of An Unplanned C-section

Popular fitness trainer Anna Victoria had no reason to expect anything other than a similar birth experience after an easy and uneventful pregnancy. But when she went into labor in August, her body had other plans. Following 15 hours of

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AU Warns Of ‘Terrible’ Consequences Should African Countries Fail To Get COVID-19 Vaccines On Time

The African Union Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has said it will be “extremely terrible” for the world to watch African countries go without a coronavirus vaccine. The Africa CDC Director, John Nkengasong, said on Thursday that failure by

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Induced Labour After 39 Weeks In Healthy Women May Reduce The Need For Cesarean Birth – Study

In a study presented at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s (SMFM) annual meeting, researchers unveiled findings that suggest that induction of labour at 39 weeks of gestation among healthy, first-time mothers reduces the rate of cesarean birth as compared to

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General Hospital MD, Dr. Taiwo Hassan Warns Traditional Birth Attendants Against Admitting And Treating Pregnant Women With These Ailments

Medical Director at the General Hospital, Ikorodu, Dr. Taiwo Hassan, has warned Traditional Birth Attendants against admitting and treating pregnant women with some certain health conditions. Dr. Hassan urged TBAs to know their limits and refer pregnant women with hypertension,

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Paediatrician, Dr. Ademolu Abiola Explains Why Applying Breast Milk To A Baby’s Eyes & Other Practices As Cure For Jaundice Is Dangerous

A paediatrician at the General Hospital, Ikorodu, Lagos State, Dr. Ademolu Abiola, has warned against applying breast milk to a baby’s eyes as a cure for jaundice. The specialist, who gave the warning while speaking in an interview with PUNCH

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HIV Prevention In Women: Injectable PrEP And Daily Pill, Which Is Better? New Study Answers

A team of researchers from the HIV Prevention Trials Network have found that the pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) regimen of long-acting cabotegravir injections once every eight weeks was safe and better than the daily oral tenofovir/emtricitabine currently used for HIV prevention

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Stress In Pregnancy Has Far-reaching Negative Outcomes For The Baby Study Finds

Infants’ brains may be shaped by levels of stress their mother experiences during pregnancy, a brain scanning study has revealed. Stress levels in mothers — measured by a hormone linked to anxiety and other health problems — is related to

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Three Ways Fathers Can Deal With Their Own Trauma & Support Their Partners Following A Miscarriage 

Just of recent, in an opinion piece titled ‘The Losses We Share’ for the New York Times, Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex revealed that she suffered the loss of her unborn, second child in July (Read Here). The 39-year-old

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