Mamalette Insights

Only 62% Of Nigerian Mothers Had Confidence In The Quality Of Antenatal Care Received

It’s clear that Nigerian women have embraced antenatal care. Our survey reveals, among many things, that 99% of you attended antenatal clinics when you were pregnant. Only 62% of you admitted that you had full confidence in the quality of antenatal care that you received during pregnancy.

Here’s what else you told us, in infographic form.

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Our analysis shows overall that Nigerian women are using antenatal care; in general, they attend early
and get more than one visit, usually four if not more.

Our survey results confirm previous studies done by WHO (World Health Organisation) that confirms that in developing countries as a whole, educated women are more likely to receive antenatal care and the likelihood of their using antenatal care is associated with their level of education.

(RELATED: Mothers Give Their Opinions About The Quality Of Antenatal Care In Nigeria)

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Our Mamalette Survey Shows Nigerian Mums Need More Sleep

We recently asked Mamalettes about the activities they engage on a typical weekday.

The results of our survey shows that only 40% of Nigerian mums get the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep everyday.

Why does this matter?

Study after study has revealed that people who do not get enough sleep are at greater risk for a number of diseases and health problems.

For example, getting less than five hours of sleep per night may double your risk of heart disease, heart attack, and/or stroke. Research has also found a persistent link between lack of sleep and weight gain, insulin resistance, and diabetes.

Here’s what you’ve told us about a day in your life, in infographic form.

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How many hours of sleep do you get every night? Leave your comments in the comment box below.

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