Category Pregnancy & Birth

10 Folate-Rich Foods You Should Eat For A Healthy Pregnancy

By Bamidele Wale-Oshinowo Folic Acid is derived from folate, a water-soluble B vitamin which needs to be included in daily diet as it cannot be stored for long in the body. Pregnant woman especially need foods rich in folate for

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5 Ways To Minimize Your Risk Of Having A Baby With Birth Defects

Birth defects are abnormalities which occur during baby’s development in the womb. Majority of these defects are said to occur during the first 3 months of pregnancy, and may result in changes in baby’s appearance, body function or both. Are

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Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Having a Cesarean Section Delivery

Ogbugoh Terundu Joy  “…Madam, a Cesarean section would be the best choice in this case…” It was the news Ginika had hoped she would never hear. Her pregnancy had progressed fine all through seven months, so what had changed? She

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How a Nigerian Hospital Shunned Pregnant Woman in Dire Need of a C-section 

A nursing officer with the Children’s Aid Education and Development Foundation (ACAEDF) in Akwa Ibom, almost lost her life and her baby last week after she was told to wait for two days because C-sections were not done that day. According to

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10 Medical Reasons a Pregnant Woman May Be Scheduled to Have a C-Section

A c-section, or cesarean section, is the delivery of a baby through a surgical incision in the mother’s abdomen and uterus. While some cesarean deliveries are scheduled ahead of time, others are performed as emergencies to save the life of

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7 Simple Ways to Boost Your Immune System During Pregnancy

Eyinade Eweje Did you know the immune system is suppressed so the body doesn’t see the sperm or foetus as an invader and reject it? Consequently, during pregnancy, the white blood cells become less powerful, making you more prone to

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Trying For a Baby After a Miscarriage? See What You Must Do After Your Loss

Ogbugoh Joy The loss of a pregnancy is one of the most devastating things that could happen to an expectant mother. Within the heart of a woman who is grieving the loss of her unborn child, lies the desire to

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Woman Who Went Into Labour Without Knowing She Was Pregnant Shares Incredible Story

Charlotte Thomson didn’t know she was pregnant with a baby girl until she was in labour. Now 21, Charlotte who hadn’t shown any signs of pregnancy had regular periods and was still slipping into her size 8 dresses had no

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Woman’s Story Changes After Losing a Pregnancy at 22 Weeks, 2 Blocked Fallopian Tubes, Incompetent Cervix & Failed IVFs

A Nigerian woman, Bimpe has shared her touching story, narrating how God has given her a new story. According to the new mom, she lost her pregnancy after 22 weeks, had a failed IVF coupled with multiple fibroid…but at the

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Man Living With Cerebral Palsy, Joshua Sopeju, Beats The Odds to Become Computer Science Graduate

Joshua Sopeju, a 30-year-old Nigerian man with cerebral palsy – a condition marked by impaired muscle coordination and caused by damage to the brain, has beaten all odds to make himself and family members proud. Sopeju was among 14,771 graduates of the National

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8 Reasons You Need Folic Acid Before & During Pregnancy

Regular consumption of foods that contain folates as well as daily intake of 400 mcg of folic acid supplement before conception, and a prenatal vitamin with 600 mcg of folic acid once pregnancy is confirmed is recommended for these salient

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”Just when I thought God was done with me…” – Lollar’s Uncommon Story is a Must Read

This woman’s uncommon story will bring tears of joy from your eyes. Just when she thought God was done with her, she got a surprise package. Lollar Michael-Olowa lost her first baby at 23 weeks and God decided to double her blessings

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Incredible Birth Story of How Woman Gave Birth In Hospital’s Hallway

We all know that no matter how long you spend planning for childbirth, things aren’t always going to go to according to plans. Especially not if, your baby decides to show up while you’re still in the hospital’s hallway, as

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Eulogy of a Young Dad Who Lost His Wife After Childbirth Will Leave You In Tears | PHOTOS

Mustafa has had his worst fears play out right before his eyes. He was the happiest man on earth until the story of his life changed when he lost his beautiful wife Mesh, during childbirth. While trying to gather the

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Pregnant Kylie Jenner Reportedly Due Date in Less Than a Month

Kylie Jenner is reportedly due to become a mother in less than four weeks and it has been claimed that the reality star is “getting anxious about giving birth”. The 20-year-old youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, who was pictured showing off

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Agony Of a Bereaved Husband: “How Lagos hospitals caused the death of my wife & unborn son”

Tope and Esther Ajayi who got married in December, 2016 had barely enjoyed their lives as husband and wife before she died as a result of complications from her pregnancy. The bereaved widower accuses the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) of causing the

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From Ridicule to Miracle: Folashade Adesalu Shares Her Story of Fruitfulness Despite Medical Diagnosis

After being diagnosed of blocked fallopian tubes, fibroids, polycystic ovarian syndrome and a number of complications bordering on her fertility, including low sperm count on her husband’s part by various specialist, for Folasade Adesalu, the dream of becoming a mother was

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Be Alert: How Lassa Fever Killed Young Doctor Doing His Housemanship in Kogi State

Following the recent outbreak of Lassa Fever in the country, a young Doctor, Dr. A.V Idowu, doing his housemanship in Kogi State has been killed by the disease. Nigerian doctors have taken to social media to mourn their colleague. Twitter user, Dr.

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Over 10,000 Women Will Find Out They’re Pregnant Today – See Why

More women will find out they are pregnant on Wednesday 17 January than at any other time of year, a study has revealed. The date falls just over two weeks after National Babymaking Day on 2 January, which is the most common

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New Mum Yvonne Nelson Releases Videos of Her Journey From Pregnancy to Childbirth | Watch

A few months after welcoming a baby girl, popular Ghanaian actress and film producer Yvonne Nelson has released a preview for her latest video project titled ‘Waiting for Ryn’. According to the Ghanaian movie star, the documentary tells a story

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Photos: Katsina Woman Single-Handedly Delivers a Set of Quadruplets at Home

How safe is home and self delivery? A woman reportedly gave birth to quadruplets in her home at Zakara area of Makera village, Dutsinma Local Government Area of Katsina State without any assistance. According to reports, Sahura, after delivering her

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7 Typical Signs Your Labour is Near

Chiomah Momah How will I know when it’s time? How will I know labour is near? These are typical questions of an expectant mother ask, especially when it’s their first pregnancy.  Usually, the answer to that question is, ‘You will

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9 Common Postpartum Issues & What to Do

Now your baby is safely here and it appears another round of upsets to your body has kicked off. It’s called the portpartum phase. These tips on how to deal with these common issues will help make the healing/recovery process

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INTERESTING: How Mom Welcomed a Set of Twins in Two Different Years

A set of Californian twins were born in two different years after their mum reportedly went into labour on New Year’s Eve at 7 p.m. Maria Esperanza Flores Rios delivered Joaquin Ontiveros on December 31, at the Delano Regional Medical Center

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WOW! Nigeria Records 20,210 Births on January 1st -UNICEF

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reports that approximately 20,210 babies were born in Nigerian on Jan. 1, 2018. According to the reports, the births, represented third largest population of newborns in the world on the New Year’s Day. UNICEF also

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