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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. According to Babycenter, pregnancy symptoms at 4 weeks. Normally you get your period about 4 weeks from the start of your last […]

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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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Gestational Diabetes Also Known As Diabetes During Pregnancy

Diabetes Canada defines Gestational Diabetes as a type of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy. Your body cannot produce enough insulin to handle the effects of a growing baby and changing hormone levels. Insulin helps your body to control the level of glucose (sugar) in your blood. If your body cannot produce enough insulin, your blood […]

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Stretch Marks And Ways To Manage It During Pregnancy

Stretch marks are probably the bane of every woman’s existence, we do everything possible to avoid. But realistically stretch marks are the souvenirs of maternity, which means even though we try to avoid it they are almost inevitable. WhatToExpect defines stretch marks as tiny tears in the supporting layers of tissue under your skin as […]

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What Is Hyperemesis Gravidarum?

Hyperemesis gravidarum, is excessive vomiting in pregnant women. It is a condition characterized by excessive nausea, vomiting, and weight loss and electrolyte imbalance. Hyperemesis gravidarum is an uncommon complication of pregnancy, with just about 3% of pregnant women affected by it.  The absolute cause of hyperemesis gravidarum is still unknown, although experts believe it may be […]

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The Adverse Effect Of Smoking Before, During And After Pregnancy

Cigarette smoking is said to be responsible for 87% of lung cancer death. Even the manufacturers of this cigarette tell you that cigarettes are bad for your health. It is a wonder that people still smoke knowing all these information. Cigarette smoking is also said to be responsible for other illness such as  lung disease, […]

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The Reality Of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) During Pregnancy

The joy of a woman is to be able to have a child of her own. A lot women living with HIV have a lot of questions regarding pregnancy and delivery. Most people want to find out if it is possible to give birth without transmitting the illness to their baby. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) […]

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Piles (Hemorrhoids) During Pregnancy Causes and Symptoms

During pregnancy many women experience Piles also known as Hemorrhoids. While anyone can get piles when you're pregnant, the hormone progesterone, which relaxes the walls of your blood vessels makes piles a lot more likely to occur. National Health Service, Uk, defines Piles as enlarged and swollen veins in or around the lower rectum and […]

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Whooping Cough and The Importance of Whooping Cough Vaccine During Pregnancy

In January, 2017, The Guardian Nigeria reported that, Kebbi State has recorded 83 whooping cough and 35 measles cases in Yauri Local Government area of the state. Mayoclinic defines whooping cough (pertussis) has a highly contagious respiratory tract infection. It is marked by a severe hacking cough followed by a high-pitched intake of breath that […]

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