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Herbs Pregnant Women Should Avoid

Herbs Pregnant Women Should Avoid

Herbal remedies help to heal hundreds of ailments. However, there are four herbs that pregnant women should avoid. Most herbs are safe for pregnant women to use throughout their pregnancies. You can add them to your dinner or use them to help you sleep at night. Millions of people use herbs every day. Pregnant women […]

Sierra Leone Bans Pregnant From Going To School

Sierra Leone Bans Pregnant From Going To School

 Rights activists say the state should address the stigma faced by pregnant girls rather than ostracise them. Pregnant schoolgirls in Sierra Leone will be banned from classes and exams despite sweeping new government measures to improve access to education for all, a state spokesman said on Thursday. The West African country introduced the ban on […]

Man Batters Wife For Serving Late Meal

Man Batters Wife For Serving Late Meal

A pregnant woman is nursing serious injuries after she was allegedly beaten by her husband. Valarie Masibo, 29 suffered facial, ear and dental injuries after she was allegedly being beaten by Naftali Luzeli, 26, at Kipkaren Estate in Eldoret on Friday. Reason? She delayed his supper. Ms Masibo’s photos went viral on Facebook and Twitter. […]

Men Contribute Over 50% To Infertility Problems

Men Contribute Over 50% To Infertility Problems

A consultant obstetrician/ gynaecologist and chief executive officer (CEO) Nordica Fertility Centre, Dr. Abayomi Ajayi, has said that men contribute over 50 per cent to infertility problem in the country. Dr Ajayi, who stated this while addressing journalists on the centre’s campaign for male factor infertility, in Abuja, said also that 12 percent of men […]

Consultation Fees Discourages Women From Getting Medical Attention

Consultation Fees Discourages Women From Getting  Medical Attention

Getting gynaecological services in Nairobi’s public hospitals is a tedious process that leaves women seeking the specialised services exhausted. Those who cannot afford the luxury of getting treatment at private facilities have to contend with long queues and a host of probing questions, within earshot of other patients, from medical personnel. Even then, a patient […]

Five Pupils Who Were Impregnated In Tandahimba Arrested

Five Pupils Who Were Impregnated In Tandahimba Arrested

 Five school girls, who were impregnated, together with their parents have been arrested in Tandahimba in a crack down which followed an order by District Commissioner Sebastian Waryuba. The pupils and their parents were, however released on bail. This was revealed by District Administrative Secretary, Mr Mohamed Azizi, on behalf of Mr Waryuba. According to […]

Antenatal Care In Uganda – Not A Women’s Only Affair

Antenatal Care In Uganda – Not A Women’s Only Affair

Couples first. That’s the policy that clinics in Uganda have adopted to encourage fathers to accompany expectant mothers for their check-ups. Women who turn up alone often find themselves at the back of the queue. Bella Kasigaire is four months pregnant. She hops on a bicycle taxi or boda boda to reach Kawolo hospital in […]

Quick Thinking Cop Helps Deliver Baby At Police Station

Quick Thinking Cop Helps Deliver Baby At Police Station

A quick thinking police constable helped a woman in labour deliver her baby at the Mlungisi police station in the Eastern Cape on Thursday evening. Police spokesperson Captain Namhla Mdleleni said a woman had arrived at the station on Thursday night, with labour pains, and had asked the police to assist her by calling an […]

Hunger Affects The Mental Health Of Pregnant Mothers

Hunger Affects The Mental Health Of Pregnant Mothers

The mental health of pregnant women can be affected by a range of factors, including partner violence and unemployment. But one of the key drivers that adversely affects a pregnant woman’s mental health is food insecurity. Being food insecure is when someone doesn’t have food or has the wrong kinds of food. This is one […]

How I Got Out Of Postpartum Psychosis

How I Got Out Of Postpartum Psychosis

I have a story to tell you, but I’m afraid I’m a less than perfect narrator because there are crevasses in my mind that I fall through whenever I try to tell it. I can pin my finger firmly on the moment I began to wonder whether something was really wrong. From behind me, I […]

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