AS genotype, resetting my relationship status since 2008

Bae wishlist, 2008: Mature, romantic, good-looking, M.Sc. holder, good job, God-fearing, well spoken. Bae wishlist, 2016: Mature, romantic, good-looking, M.Sc. holder, good job, God-fearing, well spoken, alive, genotype AA. You would think that the choice of whom to date was yours to make, but naaaaay! There are higher powers that decide these things. To say I never 'hexperredit'…

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10 profound Nigerian celebrity quotes on maternity matters

If you ever thought you were alone in your life experiences as a woman, these Nigerian celebrity quotes are here to prove to you that women all over the world are faced with the same challenges. From the time you were considered "ripe" for marriage, down through the journey to motherhood, there must have been times when…

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10 new super skills you’ve acquired since motherhood happened

A lot of people take themselves for granted, and you are guilty of this too. You've lived your whole life completely oblivious of your ability to acquire and master super human skills. You thought those degrees and certifications were the only impressive skills you had to show off on your CV? Well, sorry to burst your modesty bubbles, motherhood has…

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“If it quacks like a duck, it obviously is a duck!” Nigerian mom shares her near-death postpartum pre-eclampsia experience

Pre-eclampsia  is a condition which normally presents as a combination of high blood pressure, excessive swelling, and protein in the urine of a pregnant woman. It usually happens towards the end of pregnancy; but can also start much earlier. It is a serious condition, which if left untreated can result in eclampsia; where the associated…

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Marriage is how we maturely deal with our incompatibility rather than our compatibility, says Charly Boy

With rising cases of marital disagreements, divorces and domestic violence in the society, one may want to conclude that the marriage institution is in complete shambles. The unmarried are now wary of the institution, and may even prefer to remain single, since no good news seems to be coming out of it. However, successful marriages do exist; but…

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Beyond FFK in labour room scrubs

Nigerian politician and former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi-Fani Kayode, popularly known as FFK, welcomed his son some months ago with his Fiancee, Precious Chikwendu. In sharing the good news, he posted this photo online. We have put on our Maternity Nest glasses to analyse this photo. While we agree that he looked quite the happy and proud dad as he posed for the lights…

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PREACH! Dotun Fadairo wins the hearts of Nigerian women with a touching post about motherhood.

Motherhood is beautiful and rewarding, but it is a tough 24/7 no-pay job done out of love and with lots of sacrifices. Women have been blessed with the innate strength to shoulder a lot of responsibilities, which they carry out flawlessly and effortlessly; there by making motherhood look so darn easy. The downside is that it looks so…

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‘Push present’: The gift we receive for ‘pushing’ out babies

The term 'push present' might be pretty recent, but it's been in existence since the days of our forefathers. It is the congratulatory gift a man gives the mother of his child in appreciation of all the stress she went through during pregnancy and childbirth (pushing). I’ve given this a lot of thought recently, and have…

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Want to post your kid’s picture on social media? “Think twice” says Betty Irabor

Posting children's photos on social media has always been a very controversial topic. Some people say it's a violation of  privacy, as these children are not old enough to decide what or how much of themselves they want on social media. Others suggest posting these pictures online lays an easy bait for pedophiles, who can use these…

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Ese Walter’s tweets expose the realities of postpartum sex and more

As with most matters surrounding maternity in Africa, everything is a secret and always kept hush-hush. Women go through certain experiences thinking they are alone without knowing others may be going through same. Nigerian mom Ese Walter shared her postpartum sex experience on #MerDroits60, a twitter platform where young people talk about their sexual and reproductive health and rights. Below are some…

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Couvade Syndrome: When men become pregnant

It might be the strangest thing, but it's real. Couvade syndrome also known as "Sympathetic Pregnancy", is a condition where a man who lives with a pregnant woman develops symptoms of pregnancy, especially in the first and third trimesters of the pregnant woman. Some men have been known to experience weight gain, bloating, morning sickness, swelling, constipation,…

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Mothers, how well are you spiritually?

Whenever we hear spiritual life, our minds gravitate towards religion. However, ‘spiritual well-being’ as you will see, is the wellness of every other part of our existence that cannot be felt (physically). It’s in the way we relate with other people, the way we feel when we are alone without any distractions, and the way…

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