Category Pregnancy & Birth

OAP Toolz Shares Candid Details About Experiencing A Still Birth With Her First Pregnancy

Celebrity mum, Tolulope Oniru-Demuren better known as Toolz sat with astute publisher, Betty Irabor on the latest episode of Life Lessons and she shared details about losing her child that she had kept private. The new season of Life Lessons

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Bereaved Families Tearfully Share Sad Tales Of Losing Their Loved Ones Due To Neglect For Fear Of COVID-19

Families who lost their loved ones who were rejected by hospitals amid the coronavirus pandemic have spoken on the development. Mrs Joy Okereke-Nkemakolam shed uncontrollable tears while speaking with PUNCH about her brother, Joel Aleke, 32, who allegedly died recently

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Former TV Anchor, Vivian King Shares Her Recovery From Massive Stroke At 49 | Here Are Signs To Know

Former TV news anchor in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Vivian King was 49 years old when she suffered a massive stroke. King told “Good Morning America: “I was in neurological ICU for 10 days and the hospital for a total of 32

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Migraine Linked To Myriad Of Health Issues During Pregnancy – Study

A migraine can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head. It’s often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can last for hours to days, and

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What Fertility Expert, Dr. Abayomi Ajayi Wants Us To Know About Pregnancy Before, During And After Menopause

Fertility specialist, Dr. Abayomi Ajayi of Nordica Fertility Centre, Lagos, has shared some vital things women need to know about getting pregnant before, during and after menopause. Every normal pregnancy is a small miracle. Most women get pregnant and have

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Story Of Kundulum Community Where Pregnant Women Dread To Be In Labour At Night Throws Another Spotlight On The Country’s Poor Health System

Kundulum community is located in the Akko Local Government Area of Gombe State. In the community, according to reports, accessing medical care and health workers is a major problem for residents, especially women who are sometimes forced to deliver babies

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Pregnant Mom Who Contracted COVID-19 At 32 Weeks Narrates Her Ordeal

Sedia Marwolo was just 32 weeks pregnant when medics arrived at her home and hauled her away to a special coronavirus hospital, which she likened to “hell.” It was the beginning of a 15-day ordeal during which the 38-year-old Liberian

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How The Kangaroo Mother Care Benefits Preterm Babies- Study

A world-first study has demonstrated significant benefits to a premature baby’s heart and brain function when held by the parent in skin-to-skin contact. Parent-infant skin-to-skin care (SSC) or kangaroo care, started in the late 1970s in Columbia when incubators to

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Medical Experts Issue Guidelines On Ways To Avoid And Manage Stroke

Stroke is the disruption of oxygenated blood to the brain. It occurs when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted or reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. When this happen, within minutes, brain cells begin to die.

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Inside Makoko Where Surviving Childbirth Is A Game Of Chance For Pregnant Women

Makoko is a slum neighbourhood across the 3rd Mainland Bridge located on the coast of mainland Lagos. A third of the community is built on stilts along the lagoon and the rest is on the land. Life in Makoko is

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Vaginal Birth After C-section, More Dangerous To Both Mother and Baby | Study Claims

Attempting a vaginal birth after one or more caesarean deliveries is more dangerous to mother and baby than sticking to the surgical procedure, a new study suggests. Caesareans are one of the most common procedures and on the rise globally.

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How 26-Year-Old Aisha Abubakar Developed VVF Due To The Her Misinformation About Childbirth

All hopes were given up on 26-year-old Aisha Abubakar of Bajoga community in Funakaye Local Government Area (LGA) of Gombe State, ever surviving Vesico Virginal Fistula (VVF), a medical complication she had during her first childbirth some 10 years ago.

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8 Things To Avoid When Trying To Conceive

Preparing for a pregnancy or actively trying for one yields results for different women at different paces but if you are going to up your chances and rule out any lifestyle causes for delay, there are at least 8 habits

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New Research Clarifies Susceptibility Of Pregnant Women To COVID-19 & Risk Of Mother-Child Transmission

Concerns of whether pregnant women are at a greater risk of contracting or dying from C0VID-19 have been answered in a new research update. If a pregnant woman does contract the deadly infection, how big is the risk of mother-child

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Medical Practitioner Gives Insight Into Why Some Women Add Weight After Childbirth

Uchechi Nwachukwu, the Assistant Chief Dietician with the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, (FETHA), has given insight into why some nursing mothers add weight a few months after putting to bed. According to the medical expert, the extra weight added was

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Medical Experts Recommend These Safety Tips For Pregnant Women To Cope During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Pregnancy is usually a period of excitement, joy and anticipation for many expectant moms. From the day a woman finds out she is pregnant, she and her partner start to become ecstatic, hoping to see the arrival of their bundle

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Pregnant Women Who Take Paracetamol Are ‘More Likely To Have A Child With Behavioural Issues’

It’s thought of as one of the safest painkillers to take during pregnancy, but a new study has warned of the dangers of taking paracetamol when pregnant. Researchers from the University of Bristol have found that women who take paracetamol

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Pregnant? Here’s What To Know About The Coronavirus & Your Unborn Baby

One of the biggest concerns about COVID-19, the illness caused by the new 2019 coronavirus, is how the infection affects pregnant women and their unborn children. Although evidence is extremely limited, early research suggests the virus cannot be transmitted in

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Sex During Menopause: Read How Funsho & Chidinma’s Story Changed After 23 Years Of Marriage

It was like heaven on earth in the first 12 years of Funsho and Chidinma‘s marriage, particularly during the first five years. Every day after work, the couple looked forward to going home to spend quality time with themselves. At

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How Safe Is Sex During Pregnancy? Consultant OBGYN, Prof. Oliver Ezechi Answers

A researcher with the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Yaba, Lagos, Prof. Oliver Ezechi, has said that couples may not abstain from sex during the entire nine months of pregnancy if the physician has not counseled them to. In general,

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Pregnant Mom Who Tested Positive For Coronavirus Describes Her Birth Experience And Being Isolated From Her Newborn

A mom is speaking out about what she experienced giving birth while infected with COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus that has claimed the lives of many all over the world. Sharing her experience with “Good Morning America”

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Medical Expert Details How Malaria During Pregnancy Can Cause Miscarriages & Stillbirths

A medical expert has revealed that malaria can cause pregnant women to have miscarriages, children with low birth weights, stillbirths, and also make a fetus to stop growing. Dr Chinonso Egemba, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria

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8 Failed IVFs, Fibroids Operation And Waiting For 23 Years –RCCG Pastors, Tunde & Shade Badru Share Their Inspiring Miracle Baby Story

Tunde Badru, the pastor of the King’s Palace Parish, a Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Katy, Texas,  and his 49-year-old wife, Sade Badru have shared their amazing testimony to inspire those trying to conceive and believing God for

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This Is How Much A Vegetable Rich Diet Before Pregnancy Impacts Your Chances Of Preterm Delivery- Study

A new study whose results were published yesterday, April 14, 2020 has really useful guidance for women who are planning for pregnancy. It turns out we should follow our parent’ advice when we’re thinking about becoming parents ourselves, with a

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Halima Abubakar Sheds More Light On Her Pregnancy Journey In New Interview

Actress, Halima Abubakar, left many of her fans and colleagues pleasantly surprised when she announced last week that she had become a mother for the first time ever. The new mum also got entangled in a baby photo controversy, but

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