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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2 million women and girls suffer Obstetric Fistula – Ban Ki-Moon

On the 23rd of May, during the commemoration of the International Day to End Fistula, the United Nation's Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, called for an end of fistula within a generation. In his statement, he pointed out that though great progress has been made on maternal and newborn health by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA),…

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Dad’s love letter to mothers, melted hearts all over the world. MUST READ!

Grab your tissues, because the beautiful words below will surely make you emotional. US Jane the Virgin actor, and movie director, Justin Baldoni, welcomed his little girl Maiya late June last year. Justin went through a torrent of emotions as he experienced his wife's pregnancy and labour. He decided to pour out his heart in a heartfelt…

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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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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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