45 powerful bible verses for a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery

It is the wish of every pregnant couple to have a safe pregnancy and delivery, without any form of complication. These bible verses for a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery will boost your confidence and reassure you of God's promises to you. Be confident that he who began a good work in you shall be…

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Your Hormonal Birth Control Options And Their Pros and Cons

When getting pregnant is not in the plan, maybe due to not being ready to start a family, taking a break in between growing a family, or not wishing for more children; a sexually active woman should be on a form of birth control. There are different methods of birth control with their upsides and downsides, levels of effectiveness, suitability and associated…

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Natural Family Planning/Fertility Awareness: All You Really Need To Know

You may be interested in fertility awareness-based methods of contraception (FAM), if you wish for a drug-free, no side-effect method of birth control; or perhaps your religion or culture permits you to practise only natural family planning as a form of birth control. Whatever the case, this method of birth control lets you know the times of…

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Couple finally pregnant with twins after 953 days of praying and 452 needles

"Worth the wait. And wait, and wait, and wait." That is the perfect summary of a Texas couple's infertility journey, portrayed in an emotional IVF-themed pregnancy announcement which has quickly gone viral. Lauren and Garyth Walker battled infertility for over two and a half years, but are now expecting twins in August 2017; a boy and a girl…

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“What not to tell/ask a pregnant Nigerian woman!” – Sisi Yemmie

One certainly has to be careful about what to tell or ask any pregnant woman, because hormones are raging! For most African women, particularly Nigerian women, not only are hormones raging but also pregnancy is considered a very sensitive and private subject. So people who are guilty of making snide remarks about iya ibeji's physical appearance,…

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“14 tips to survive through pregnancy” – Love Layefa

As pregnancy can be such a daunting task, pregnant women especially first time moms need all the tips they can get. Even veteran moms will also benefit from these life-saving tips shared by Vlogger Love Layefa on her YouTube channel - Life by Layefa. In this vlog, the experienced third time mom talks about the essential…

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Meet the world’s first baby with three biological parents

A five-month-old baby boy born to a Jordanian couple who has been trying to start a family for almost 20 years, is the world's first baby to be born through a new three-parent technique, reports New Scientist. He has DNA from three people - his mom, his dad, and an egg donor. This was done using a new…

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Fertility experts from the Bridge Clinic Shed more light on Infertility And IVF

In this episode of Heart of the Matter titled Infertility and the IVF experience, show presenter Lanre Olushola is joined by fertlilty experts - Mrs. Etang Abang, Fertility Counsellor at The Bridge Clinic, and Dr. Dayo Omogbehin, General Manager of The Bridge Clinic. Infertility is defined by Dr. Dayo Omogbehin as the inability of a couple to achieve conception after…

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Mom Blasts People Who Think A Caesarean Section Is An Easier Birthing Option

For some reason, some people believe the true test of motherhood is the ability to push out a baby through the vagina. A caesarean delivery is seen as taking the easy way out, not minding that there are certain situations that necessitate a c-section; a major life-threatening surgical procedure at that. It was to such people that a Missouri mum…

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Getting pregnant: How sweet potatoes can help boost your fertility

The best approach to cases of infertility is to see a fertility specialist for evaluation, to check if there's an underlying medical condition that requires treatment. In addition to this, lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking and drinking, or exercise can help to optimize one's fertility. Also, a diet rich in nutrients has been seen to play a major role…

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“I do not want to feel a human come through my vagina.” Keshia Knight-Pulliam gets candid about her birthing preferences

Most moms-to-be, though they can't wait to meet their little ones, get very worried and anxious about the pangs of labour. Thankfully, science has made it possible for women to receive medication that can make the experience less painful. Still, some mothers prefer to have a natural birth totally devoid of any form of drugs. Keshia Knight-Pulliam…

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Ways to Cope while Trying to Conceive. Berry Dakara shares TTC tips

The period a couple is trying to conceive (TTC) can be very challenging. The stress of trying out different treatment options; the sinking disappointment when each one fails; the scary feeling of not knowing when exactly your wishes will be granted; and not forgetting the scathing comments some people make, whether knowingly or unknowingly. All these…

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My guy, when your woman is pregnant, celebrate her new form of sexiness, don’t chase after other women – Charly Boy

Nigerian ace entertainer, writer and marriage counsellor, Charly Boy, shares his thoughts on the beauty of a pregnant woman's body. In a post titled My Sexy Pregnant wife, which he shared on Facebook, he talks about the changes the body goes through during pregnancy, which can only be described as sexy, and ought to be celebrated and flaunted.…

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“It’s the food we eat that makes us have multiple twin births”. Mothers of Igboora community share their secret recipe

Igboora community, also known as the 'home of twins' is a town in Oyo state, Southwestern Nigeria. Research has shown that Igboora has the highest number of multiple births in the world, with almost every home having a set of twins or more.   A number of factors can influence a person's ability to have twins. Some people are…

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6 Surprising health benefits of eating watermelon in pregnancy

If you love watermelon already, there's even more surprising reason for you to relish it every day of your pregnant life. It is so much more than just a juicy red fruit! No wonder August 3rd of every year has been set aside as a day to "honour" watermelons. Yes, August 3rd is actually National Watermelon Day. 92%…

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Can eating date fruit make labour easier? Here are the facts

Every pregnant woman is concerned about the well-being of her child, and as a result would want to eat only what is safe. Is it safe to eat dates during pregnancy? It's always a good idea to get your doctor's opinion, but dates are generally thought to be safe. The sweet fruit with the botanical name Phoenix dactilifera,…

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Your baby’s gender may determine your risk for pregnancy complications, says new research

Who knew that the gender of the baby of a pregnant woman could influence more than shopping for blue or pink clothes? Results from a new research led by the University of Adelaide, show that there's a higher likelihood for pregnancy complications when it's a baby boy that is born. The research was carried out by a team involving…

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Mom shares “uncensored” photo to expose the realities of postpartum life

Whenever a baby is born, the good news is shared alongside cute photos, with friends and well wishers. What usually doesn't get shared is the messy and less-than glamorous details, which in actual fact are the realities of motherhood. Well that suddenly changed on Thursday, when North Carolina mom, Amanda Bacon, took to her Facebook page to show the world the stark…

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