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Why Specialists Advise Against Consuming Calabash Chalk ‘Nzu’ In Pregnancy And While Breastfeeding

General Physician, Dr. Agnes Nwoke, has advised pregnant women and nursing mothers against consuming Calabash chalk also known as Nzu. Calabash chalk is also known as Nzu in Igbo; Ndom in Efik/Ibibio; and Eko in Bini/Edo languages. It is found

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Making Every Calorie Count: 10 Nutritious Foods For Pregnant Women To Help Them Achieve The Right Nutrient Goals

A medical expert, Ada Bjarnadotti, advises that when building their healthy eating plan, pregnant women should focus on whole foods that give them higher amounts of protein; vitamins and minerals; healthy types of fat; complex; carbohydrates; fibre; and fluids. Below

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Wondering How Important Exercise Is During First Trimester? | This New Study Answers Just That

Exercising, as we know is necessary to preserve muscle strength, keep the heart strong, maintain a healthy body weight, and stave off chronic diseases such as diabetes. Most Nigerian women believe that exercising when in their first trimester can hurt

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Here’s Why Pregnant Women Need Routine Dental Check-up

Pregnancy can lead to dental problems in some women, including gum disease and tooth decay. During pregnancy, hormones affect gums and teeth, which in turn affects the foetus and that is why it is important that all expectant mothers undergo

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Gynaecologist, Dr. Gregory Ohihoin Lists Huge Benefits Of Having Sex During Pregnancy

A Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Yaba, Lagos, Dr. Gregory Ohihoin, says sexual intercourse may help to initiate labour in pregnant women who have passed their estimated day of delivery. Dr. Ohihoin said having

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Understanding Childhood Disabilities And Preventive Measures | A Must Read For All Women Of The Child-bearing Age, Pregnant Women

Disability results from the interaction between individuals with a health condition such as cerebral palsy, down syndrome and depression. A disability is any condition which makes it more difficult for a person to do certain activities or interact with the world around

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Virology, Oyewale Tomori Explains Why Pregnant Women, Lactating Moms Shouldn’t Take COVID-19 Vaccines

Professor of Virology, Oyewale Tomori, has disclosed that it is medically not advisable for pregnant women and lactating mothers to receive Covid vaccines. Prof Tomori, who is the Chairman, Expert Review Committee on COVID-19, stated this on Friday in a

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Experts Reveal One Surprising Reason Why Pregnant Women Experience Severe Vomiting

Experts revealed that pregnant women who are experiencing acute starvation are at risk of severe vomiting, placenta dysfunctions and respiratory distress, all of which could lead to poor pregnancy outcomes. Experts in a study published in online journal, ResearchGate, identified

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Maternal Health Experts Explain Why Pregnant Women With These Health Conditions Must Not Use PHCs For Antenatal Care

According to the Maternal Health specialists, pregnancy among women with these health conditions is associated with high risk, especially during delivery, and therefore cannot be managed at the PHCs to avoid death of baby, the mother or both. Pregnant women

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We Love Why Medical Experts Want FG To Integrate Mental Health Into Antenatal Care

Research has shown that around one in five women will experience a pre or postpartum mental health problem up till a year after giving birth. Despite the prevalence of post- and perinatal mental health conditions, there is still an element

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MUST READ: Pregnant Women, Children Below Age 16, Others Should Not Take COVID-19 Vaccine –WHO Warns

The World Health Organisation on Friday says people with a history of a severe allergic reaction to any component of the COVID-19 vaccine and most pregnant women should not take the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. WHO also said that children under the

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PUNCH Documentary Gives Insight Into The Tortuous Journeys Of Newborns To The Earth Through Traditional Birth Centres

According to UNICEF, in Nigeria, each year, about 262,000 babies die at birth, the which is the world’s second highest national total, while every day in Nigeria, 257 babies die within their first month of life. Most of these children

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General Hospital MD, Dr. Taiwo Hassan Warns Traditional Birth Attendants Against Admitting And Treating Pregnant Women With These Ailments

Medical Director at the General Hospital, Ikorodu, Dr. Taiwo Hassan, has warned Traditional Birth Attendants against admitting and treating pregnant women with some certain health conditions. Dr. Hassan urged TBAs to know their limits and refer pregnant women with hypertension,

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Taking One Cup Of This Brewed Drink A Day Could Increase Risk Of Stillbirth -Study 

Pregnant women have been urged to cut out caffeine, after a new study suggested just one cup of a caffeinated drink a day could increase the risk of stillbirth by more than a quarter. Guidance on the NHS website suggests

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Why Pregnant Women Should Imbibe Regular Monitoring Of Their Food Intakes | Physician, Dr. Philip Ogwu

It is sadly very common that when a woman is pregnant, friends and families urge her to go ahead and “indulge” or eat whatever they crave for. I remember once attending a wedding and I was seated close to this

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New Study: Pregnant Women Exposed To High Temperatures & Heat Waves More Likely To Have Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

Women exposed to high temperatures and heat waves during pregnancy are more likely to have premature or stillborn babies, researchers revealed. Such outcomes — closely linked to poverty, especially in the tropics — will likely increase with global warming, especially

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Why Pregnant Mums Should Not Take Regular Blood Pressure Checks For Granted- Gynecologist, Dr. Agnes Onotojah

A Warri-based gynecologist, Dr. Agnes Onotojah, has advised pregnant women to check their blood pressure regularly in order to avoid Pre-eclampsia. Onotojah gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin on Friday. Pre-eclampsia

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Why Most Black Mums Are Vitamin D Deficient During Pregnancy & Its Implications For The Child

A study showed that mothers’ vitamin D levels during pregnancy were associated with their children’s IQ, suggesting that higher vitamin D levels in pregnancy may lead to greater childhood IQ scores. The study publishedNovember 2, 2020 in The Journal of

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Why Pregnant Women Who Test Positive For COVID-19 Are At Higher Risk | CDC Recommends Ways To Stay Safe

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. According to the United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, pregnant women who

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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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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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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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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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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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See Laudable Move By Women In Jigawa State In A Bid To Ease The Plight Of Pregnant Women In Their Community

Women in a community in the Jigawa State of Nigeria have made the laudable move to solve a potentially fatal problem affecting pregnant women in their community. The women are receiving applauds from all and sundry after a Nigerian journalist,

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