Category Pregnancy & Birth

What Exposure To Prenatal Cannabis Means For Your Baby- Research

Researchers from the Washington State University’s Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience unit, United States of America have linked cognitive and altered behaviour of children to regular cannabis exposure. According to sciencedaily.com, the researchers in a new study, established that regular cannabis exposure in

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Distraught Mum, Chrissy Teigen Pens Heartbreaking Essay As She Reveals What Happened On The Morning Of The Day She Lost Her Third Child, Jack

US model and mum-of-two, Chrissy Teigen, who lost her third child, Jack, a few weeks ago, has penned a heartbreaking essay about her pain. On Tuesday, October 27, the 34-year-old supermodel opened up about her heartbreaking ordeal in a brave

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Psychiatrist, Dr. Maymunah Kadiri Gives Useful Tips On How To Deal With Trauma After Experiencing Shocking Events

Dr. Maymunah Kadiri discloses that survivors and people affected by the incident may suffer from one emotional issue or the other. Following the #EndSARS protests in some part of the country against extrajudicial killings, extortion, and torture, especially of young people

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You Should Totally Read Why Mum-of-Twins, Karen Ashbrook Suffered 11 Devastating Miscarriages Over 9 Years, Lost Both Her Tubes & Had To Turn To Surrogacy To Have Children

A woman endured 11 miscarriages before finally giving birth to twins. Karen Ashbrook and her husband Wayne were determined to have children, despite suffering 11 miscarriages and numerous failed surrogacy attempts that ended up costing the Dublin couple tens of

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Sad! How First Time Mum, Bunmi Muri Died While Birthing Her Twins On Lagos Street

A woman, Mrs Bunmi Muri, has died along with her twin babies, around a park on Ogooluwa Street, in the Oke Oshodi area of Bariga, Lagos State, on Sunday. PUNCH Metro gathered that Bunmi was on her way to visit

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After Carrying A Cryptic Pregnancy For Over 3 Years, Gospel Singer, Chinwe Kings Finally Serves Inspiration With Her Amazing Testimony | WATCH 

Bearing children and the timing vary from couple to couple- Some have their children a few months into their marriage while some have a long delay. Some have single births while some have multiple births. Some experience delay at child-bearing

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6 Women Share What It’s Like To Have An Orgasmic Birth As Proof That Childbirth Doesn’t Have To Be Painful

Giving birth, for most women, is an incredibly painful and personal experience; most stories around it center on the pain that it can cause. But some people say you don’t have to suffer to bring new life into the world—and

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Why Mums Who Deliver By C-Section Are Less Likely To Conceive Subsequent children- Study

Women who deliver their first child by cesarean section (C-section) are less likely to conceive a second child than those who deliver vaginally, despite being just as likely to plan a subsequent pregnancy, according to researchers. The team followed more

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Every Expectant Mums Need This Information About The Effect Of ‘All Types Of Alcohol’ Consumption On Their Babies

A neurosurgeon, Dr. James Oshiorenua, says alcohol consumption during pregnancy, no matter how little, can cause a wide range of lifelong physical, behavioural, and intellectual disabilities, especially fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) According to the expert, alcohol was listed among teratogenic

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Over 40% Of Women Suffer Constipation During & After Pregnancy –Study | Know The Causes, Ways To Ease It & Prevention

A new study has revealed that over 40 per cent of women suffer from constipation during pregnancy and after childbirth (postpartum). The study, published in the International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, also stated that women of childbearing age are two

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Writer/Mom, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Captures Her Childbirth Struggles In New Book

Nigerian-American writer and public speaker, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has captured the fears and pains women face at childbirth in ‘Zikora’, her soon-to-be-released novel on pregnancy. The 35-page book, which is available to Prime members and Kindle Unlimited subscribers for free,

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UN Report Proffers Measures Pregnant Women Could Prevent Stillbirths

Every year, almost two million babies are stillborn– or one every 16 seconds, according to the first ever joint stillbirth estimates released by the United Nations Children’s Fund, the World Health Organisation, the World Bank Group and the Population Division

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Inspiring Story Of How A Previously Barren Nigerian Mum Delivered A Baby Girl 5 Months After She Gave Birth To Twins

In an extremely rare case in Nigeria, a woman has reportedly given birth to a baby girl five months after delivering a set of twins. According to Enate Ogedegbe who officiated the naming ceremony of the children on Sunday, October

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How A Low Carbohydrate Diet During Pregnancy Puts Babies At Risk For Birth Defects- Study

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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Why Pregnant Women Shouldn’t Take ANY Vaginal Bleeding Lightly –Maternal Health Expert, Dr. Labaran Aliyu Explains

An Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano State, Dr. Labaran Aliyu, says pregnant women experiencing any vaginal bleeding should not take it lightly, describing it as abnormal and a sign that there is a problem with

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Gynaecologist, Dr. Bright Airhumwunde Explains Why Nigeria Has High Prevalence Of Fraternal Twins

A Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Dr. Bright Airhumwunde, says Nigeria has the highest number of non-identical [fraternal] twins in the world. This, according to the physician, is due to the high prevalence of multiple births. Dr Airhumwunde noted that the

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What You Should Know If You Are Expecting Twins, Triplets Or More -Fertility Specialist, Dr Abayomi Ajayi

A multiple pregnancy (being pregnant with multiple children) means you’re pregnant with more than one baby. If you’re pregnant with higher-order multiples, it means you’re pregnant with three or more babies. This occurs in about one in 50 multiple pregnancies.

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Research Team Gives Crucial Advice To Obese Mums Who Are Pregnant With A Boy Child

A mother’s obesity in pregnancy can affect her child’s development years down the road, according to researchers who found lagging motor skills in preschoolers and lower IQ in middle childhood for boys whose mothers were severely overweight while pregnant. At

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Model & Mum, Chrissy Teigen Grieves The Loss Of Her Newborn After A Complicated Pregnancy

When Chrissy Teigen announced her third pregnancy earlier this year, it was with a lot if excitement; sadly, the mum-of-2 is now grieving, going through a pain that is unimaginable for many, but one that so many other mothers know.

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Motherhood Nigeria Initiative Launches ”Project Safe Birth” To Help Vulnerable Pregnant Women

Even though maternal mortality, which is a pregnancy-related death is preventable, it has continued to increase in many nations of the world, especially in the African countries of the sub-Saharan regions caused by factors which include a low level of

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Consultant Gyneacologist, Dr Ayodele Ademola Prescribes Regular Amniotic Fluid Checks During Pregnancy

A Lagos-based Consultant Gynaecologist, Dr Ayodele Ademola, has advised pregnant women to undergo regular amniotic fluid checks to avoid complications. Ademola, also the Medical Director, StrongTower Hospital and Advanced Fertility Centre, Lagos, spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)

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This Is How You’re Putting Your Eyes At Risk Without Knowing It

Eye health may sometimes take a backseat to your other health concerns, but it’s worth considering as a key part of your everyday wellness.Your eyes help you navigate throughout your day, but along the way, you may be putting them at risk without

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Gynaecologist, Dr. Mahmoud Magashi On Why It Is Crucial For Women With Multiple Pregnancies To Start Antenatal Early 

Antenatal care (also known as Prenatal care) refers to the regular clinical assessment of mother and fetus during pregnancy. It traditionally involves a number of routine visits approximately 12-16 for assessment of pregnant women before and during pregnancy. A Senior

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Gestational Diabetes &The Future Of Your Baby’s Health- Study

Children born to mothers who had diabetes during pregnancy may age faster biologically and be at an increased risk for obesity and high blood pressure, according to researchers. The study, published in the journal Epigenetics, explored how more than 1,000

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Women’s Health: Gynaecologist, Dr. Ayodele Ademola Identifies The Highest Silent Killer Of Pregnant Women In Africa, Recommends Ways To Avoid It

Pregnancy does come with a broad range of risks and complications despite its many positively life-changing rewards. Sometimes, these complications may lead to death. In order to reduce maternal death, a Consultant Gynaecologist, Dr. Ayodele Ademola, is enlightening women about

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