Expecting dads: To be or not to be in the delivery room

  Have you thought about how, when and where you will first meet your newborn? Has the delivery room crossed your mind? Whether you shriek at the mention of the delivery room or you can’t wait to see what happens to in there, we do agree that you can’t wait to meet the mini-you. You…

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Benefits of breastfeeding

“Imagine the world had created a new ‘dream product’ to feed and immunize everyone born on earth. Imagine also that it was available everywhere, required no storage or delivery and helped mothers plan their families and reduce the risk of cancer. Then imagine the world refused to use it.” Frank A. Oski. This is the…

Recovery after a Cesarean Section

A ceasarean section is a mode of delivery by which the baby is extracted via a surgical incision made on the abdomen. The procedure is done if vaginal delivery puts the baby or mother at risk. It can also be done upon request with no medical indication. However, the World Health Organisation recommends that it…

Danger signs in pregnancy

This week, I would like to write about danger signs in pregnancy. Some pregnancy complications can be prevented if medical advice would be sought in time after noticing a danger sign. Research  has shown that delay in seeking skilled medical advice in pregnancy,  is one the contributors to maternal deaths. Every pregnancy is unique and…

Benefits of breastfeeding

“Imagine the world had created a new ‘dream product’ to feed and immunize everyone born on earth. Imagine also that it was available everywhere, required no storage or delivery and helped mothers plan their families and reduce the risk of cancer. Then imagine the world refused to use it.” Frank A. Oski. This is the…

What to expect on your first Antenatal Care clinic visit

The first Antenatal care clinic visit is one of the most important visits during your pregnancy. It is during the first visit that your health care provider will conduct a comprehensive health assessment to identify your individual needs. Usually, there is much to be done on this visit, therefore, I recommend that you go to…

First Antenatal care clinic visit.

You are pregnant and you know that you are supposed to attend antenatal care clinic (antenatal care is the care that is given to a woman during pregnancy, to promote the wellbeing of both the mother and the baby) but do you know when you should make your first visit to the clinic? Timing of…

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