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Gestational Diabetes: Nutrition Choices During Pregnancy Found To Alter Infants’ DNA

A new study has shown pregnant women with obesity could reduce the health risks for their infants through improved diet and more physical activity. Research published on November 9, 2020, in the journal PLosMed investigates the impact of high glucose

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How Soon After A Fibroid Surgery Can You Achieve Pregnancy? Gyneacologist, Dr Tunde Oyeyinka Explains

A consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Dr. Tunde Oyeyinka, says women diagnosed with fibroid stand the chance of conceiving three to six months after surgery. Speaking with PUNCH Healthwise, Oyeyinka, a fellow of the West African College of Surgeons, said as

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Nigerian Mum, Cynthia Chinule Grateful To Still Have Her Baby Recounts How Prayers Worked For Her During Pregnancy

A Nigerian woman, Cynthia Adaeze Chinule has recounted how her prayers helped her carry and birth her baby despite a scary issue with the placenta three months into her pregnancy. Cynthia shared that she thought she had suffered a painful

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Stress During First Trimester Has Worse Outcomes For Expectant Mums & Newborns | Gynaecologist, Dr. Bright Airhumwunde

A Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Dr. Bright Airhumwunde, has revealed that stress in pregnancy could result in poor pregnancy outcomes by predisposing expectant mothers to preterm delivery. According to the expert, who is a Minimal Access Surgeon and Fertility Specialist

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Why Self-medicating With Malaria, Cough Medicines During Pregnancy Is Dangerous

A Consultant Family Physician at the Family Health Department, Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja, Dr John Ovuoraye, has asked pregnant women to stop taking malaria and cough medicines without doctor’s prescription. According to the physician, the use of malaria or

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Teacher, Ndubuisi Obiechina Narrates How She Lost Her 2-Month Pregnancy To SARS

Ndubuisi Obiechina, a teacher, has narrated how she lost her two-month pregnancy in the custody of the disbanded special anti-robbery squad (SARS). Speaking when she appeared before the Lagos state government set up to probe police brutality, Obiechina said she

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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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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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Wondering What Is The Best Age To Conceive? | Fertility Expert, Dr. Abayomi Ajayi Answers Just That

Fertility naturally declines with age, and having a baby later in life can increase the risk for pregnancy complications. Is there really a ‘best age’ to get pregnant? The straight answer is no according to Dr Abayomi Ajayi, a Consultant

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FG Raises Concern Over Number Of Girls Dropping Out Of School Due To Pregnancy

The Federal Government has expressed concern over the rate at which young girls drop out of school, especially in rural areas due to unwanted pregnancy. The theme of the event was, ‘Advancing the role of women in nuclear energy and

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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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Celebrity Mum, Chrissy Teigen Shares On Her Scary Symptoms From ‘weak placenta’ During Her Ongoing Pregnancy

Celebrity mum, Chrissy Teigen is mid-way through her third pregnancy, expecting a baby with husband, John Legend. As usual, the mum-of-two has been transparent about all the highs and lows of her pregnancy experience, and most recently the soon-to-be mother of

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RESEARCH: How Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy Affects Your Child’s Brain

Drinking alcohol at any time during pregnancy can cause serious health problems for your baby. Alcohol includes wine, wine coolers, beer and liquor. When you drink alcohol during pregnancy, the alcohol in your blood quickly passes through the placenta and

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STIs May Be Why You & Your Spouse Are Yet To Have Your Own Child | Fertility Specialist, Dr Abayomi Ajayi

Sexually transmitted infections, STIs are the infections you get from another person through sexual contact, meaning it can happen to anyone. STIs are common. However, people who have a STI often have no symptoms and can therefore have the infection

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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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Ex Football Star’s Wife, Kate Ferdinand Opens Up On The Crippling Back Pain She’s Suffering Amid Her First Pregnancy

Kate Ferdinand is expecting her first child with ex football star husband, Rio Ferdinand and has opened up on ‘struggling’ with pregnancy pain that ‘is taking a toll’. The former TOWIE star, 29, took to her Instagram page on Monday

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September Is PCOS Awareness Month: See Expert Advice On Getting Pregnant Despite The Odds

September is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month. It is a hormonal problem that interferes with a woman’s reproductive system. When you have PCOS, your ovaries are larger than normal and can have many tiny cysts that contain immature eggs.

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The Best Time To Get Pregnant | Fertility Specialist, Dr Abayomi Ajayi

Fertility expert, Dr Abayomi Ajayi has shared some useful tips on the best time to get pregnant. Children are very important in the African culture because a childless marriage is often viewed as an ‘incomplete marriage.’ When a couple has

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Wondering How Important A Healthy Diet & Exercise Is During Pregnancy? | This Study Answers Just That

New research shows improving the lifestyle of women with obesity during pregnancy could mean long-term cardiovascular benefits for their children.  The study, led by King’s College London and supported by the British Heart Foundation and Tommy’s charity, examined how an

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Why Sitting Down For Six Hours At A Stretch Could Harm A Pregnant Woman

Women who sit down too much while pregnant risk harming their baby, experts warn. Warwick Medical School researchers found sitting down for over six hours at a stretch in the second trimester led to greater weight gain and diabetes in

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