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Do You Know That Exercising During Pregnancy Can Prevent Cesarean Section

According to a  new research, exercising during pregnancy is safe for babies and can cut a woman’s chance of needing a Cesarean section by a tenth. Mothers-to-be who do gentle exercise such as aerobics, walking or using a bike machine, and eat a healthy diet are more likely to deliver their baby naturally, suggests evidence […]

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Is It True That I Will Have Twins If Twin Birth Runs In My Family?

I have over heard several times when someone would say they are going to have twins because twins run in their family. My mum comes from a family where every one of her sisters have twins, but she did not and so she is hoping that one of her kids would have twins. This has […]

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Sleeping On Your Back During The Third Trimester Can Cause Stillbirths

During pregnancy there are various things that have to change to accommodate the fact that you have a baby growing inside you. While you are still dealing with your changing body and probably how your favorite food is now the bane of your existence. To top it off, you have to deal with the fact […]

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Insecticides Linked To Delayed Motor Skills In Babies

In this day and age, where Malaria and Zika virus are two of the most dangerous diseases especially during pregnancy we have all been advised to protect ourselves from mosquito bites. A lot of people in Nigeria turn to insecticides to help them kill and protect themselves from mosquito bites. While some people make use […]

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Why You Should Avoid Alcohol During Pregnancy

While drinking during pregnancy might seem very foreign to most the truth is that some women believe that there is a safe amount of alcohol that they can take during their pregnancy. The Center For Disease Control and Prevention believe that there is no known safe amount of alcohol use during pregnancy or while trying […]

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Why Are Traditional Birth Attendants Becoming More Popular?

In 2012, Dr. Ayede a Paediatrician with The University College , Hospital, Ibadan reported that one of the major factors responsible for high maternal and neonatal deaths in Nigeria and other developing countries is the use of Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs). Even with all the negative reports in 2017, there are still a lot of […]

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Simple Ways To Manage Heartburn During Pregnancy

Heartburn is one of the most common pregnancy induced symptoms that plagues a pregnant woman and they can be very uncomfortable. Heartburn usually occurs during pregnancy because the hormone relaxin meant to relax the ligaments in the pelvis and softens and widens the cervix also relaxes the stomach valve responsible for keeping the stomach acid out of […]

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Early Signs That You Might Be Pregnant

Most women don’t suspect or think they are pregnant until they notice that they have missed their menstrual period, but even before then there would have been some signs that you are pregnant. Pregnancy symptoms begin at 4 weeks. Normally you get your period about 4 weeks from the start of your last period, but […]

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Another Nigerian Woman Becomes Another Statistic. #MaternalMortality

Yesterday we woke up to the news that Chisom Anekwe (nee Okereke), a young mother of 2 had died while trying to bring her 3rd child into the world. Family members and friends reported that on April 30th 2017, Chisom died under questionable circumstances at one Magodo Specialist Hospital in Lagos.  Reports from family members indicate […]

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Is Spotting Or Light Bleeding During Pregnancy Safe?

Maternal instincts start from the moment you notice that you are pregnant, it is at that moment we realize that our body is no long just our body. Because of this we are always very careful to make sure we are doing everything to make sure our baby is safe so bleeding even when it is […]

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