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Nigerian Men Share Heartfelt Stories From Watching Their Wives Give Birth In Agony

Modern men have become so closely involved with the pregnancy and even childbirth experiences of the women in their lives. It is amazing to see that many Nigerian men have also gotten on the train and want to be present

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It’s The Most Unlikely Thing But Mums Recommend Hair Comb Helps With Labour Pain

One of the most exciting parts of being pregnant is packing your hospital bag so you can pick it in one ready move when the D-day arrives. While you are packing all the important stuff like pyjamas, wrappers, toiletries and

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Midwife, Anne Richley: 20 Useful Tips To Make Your Labour Easier

For pregnant women, the prospect of giving birth is pretty scary and one may wonder, can there really be any ways to make labour easier? Not only are you on red alert for spotting the signs of labour, but there

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Concerned Nigerian Woman Calls The Attention Of Expecting Parents To The Advantages Of Having A Birthing Partner Tn The Delivery Room

Using an ugly incidence that occured recently, a concerned Nigerian woman has taken to Facebook to call the attention of expecting parents to one benefit of having a birth partner in the delivery room. In her post, Oriaku Enwe Iroh

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Four Health Workers Suspended In Cross-River State For Beating Pregnant Woman In Labour

Reports emerged last week of the unethical and shocking behaviour of some caregivers at a primary healthcare centre in Mayne avenue, Calabar. According to the reports, a pregnant woman in labour had walked herself into the health facility. The nurses

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Hospital Bag Checklist For New Mums

Is your due date around the corner and you are wondering if you have packed everything you’ll need at the hospital or if you have left out something important? Not to worry, we made a checklist of essential and some

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7 Signs Labour Is Near

There are probably more signs of labour than you might expect, so it is not surprising that many expectant mums ask, especially when it is their first pregnancy “How will I know when it is time?”. While most early labour

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5 Natural Ways To Induce Labour

Babies arrive on their own schedule but sometimes mums just get tired of being pregnant and can’t wait to hold their baby in their arms. Inducing labour is an option many women will consider late into their pregnancy.  If you

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Dear MIMsters: How My Story Ended After I Suffered A Miscarriage & Stillbirth

I want to inspire all those who have suffered a miscarriage, a stillbirth and all those who have been trying to conceive with my story that ended well. I first got pregnant three months after my wedding. Without any hassles

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How Nigerian Medical Doctor, Abel Obetta Got Served For Doing This To His Patient

A Nigerian medical doctor, Dr. Abel Obetta who overlooked the ethics of his profession by going on Twitter to shame his patient, (pun intended), a pregnant woman in labour that he was attending to. The ‘twitter Doctor’ used the typically

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Six Signs That Your Cervix Is Dilating

Kafayat Olawale Some women have no clues when labour is around the corner, but as your OB-GYNs will tell you, in order to give birth, your cervix first has to begin dilating. The cervix plays a crucial role in pregnancy

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First Time Mums: 11 Things You May Not Have Been Told About Labour

Ineh Olisah Pregnant for the first time and wondering what labour entails? Find a few basics no one may have told you… 1. Your water (the amniotic fluid which forms a protective sac around your baby) may not gush out at once like we

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New Mom Who Endured a 34 Hour Labour Says it Was Worth It: See Photos

A young mom, Neshe Vont’e is currently experiencing the joy of motherhood after enduring a 34 hour labour before birthing her son. According to her post on Instagram, Neshe was in labor for 34 hours and was ‘at risk’ for a

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Pregnancy and Delivery: What Your Cervix Looks Like During Labour Stages

Afi Tugbewofia Dotse The cervix is the opening of the womb into the vagina. It opens slightly to permit the entry of sperm for fertilisation of the egg. Once fertilisation has occurred and it’s implanted in the womb, the cervix

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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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PHOTOS: How a Pregnant Mom, Toyin Ogundipe, Delivered Her Baby On Board a Plane en Route New York

A 41-year-old Nigerian banker identified as Toyin Ogundipe, aboard an Air France flight, was delivered of a baby boy mid-air about 35,000 feet above sea level and four hours away from the destination. The mother of two who resides in

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Nigerian Makeup Artist Goes Into Labour While Attending to a Bride… See What Happened Next

Nigerian makeup artist, Eniayo Yapha took to Instagram this morning to narrate how she suddenly went into labour while attending to a bride on her wedding day. According to Eniayo, when her contractions started, the client had suggested she be

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6 Things That Will Make Your Delivery Easier

Mark Wealth Are you one of those preggers who fears and worries about the day of delivery? You’ve heard stories of pain and extended labour hours that you now have constant nagging thoughts of how yours will be. Fact is,

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6 Tips for A Natural Birth

Not every woman tries to go the whole nine yards of “natural birth”. Probably because of stories they’ve heard, medical reasons or they just don’t believe they can endure the pain. Well, for those of you who are willing to

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She’s Ready! Tennis Star Serena Williams Reportedly in Labour!

American professional tennis player, Serena Williams has gone into labor with her first child, Dailymail gathers. The 35-year-old super star was induced in St. Mary’s Medical Centre in West Palm Beach, Florida yesterday, and she is expected to give birth today.

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9 Simple Tips To Make Your Labour Easier

As a woman, childbirth is probably the biggest rigour your body will undergo. Though your bundle of joy’s exit from your womb will definitely hurt, here are a few things you can do to make the birthing process easier for

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11 Things You May Not Have Been Told About Labour

Pregnant for the first time and wondering what labour entails or just curious about the process? Here are a few basics no one may have told you about… 1. Your water (the amniotic fluid which forms a protective sac around your baby)

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Ask An Expert: What Can Be Done To Relieve Symptoms Of Uterine Prolapse?

Our team of seasoned experts answer all your questions on pregnancy, delivery, children and women’s health, sexuality education and more. Q: My 26-year-old daughter had a surgery for uterine prolapse owing to prolonged labour and some other complications during the

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Epidural As Labour Pain Relief: Pros & Cons You Should Note

An epidural is one of the several pain relief options you may opt for during labour. It is a type of regional anaesthetic which numbs the nerves that carry pain impulses from the birth canal to the brain injected into

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4 Dads Share: Should Dads Be In The Labour Ward?

In recent times, dads are getting more actively involved in pregnancy and childbirth. For us at MIM, this is quite an interesting trend. We asked a few media shy dads if witnessing that anguishing process that facilitates welcoming their cute

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