“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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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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Instagram pregnant yoga mom, Kokobie, has welcomed her baby

Instagram user, Kokobie who shocked the world with her pregnant yoga routine has been delivered of a bouncing baby boy. The little one who weighed in at 9.13 pounds made an appearance after a successful 10-hour labour. Kokobie became an Instagram sensation after her yoga pictures went viral, with many people amazed at her strength and ability to pull…

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Low thyroid hormone in pregnancy raises the risk of schizophrenia in babies, new research

Schizophrenia is a mental health condition caused by a combination of environmental and genetic factors. Its symptoms are usually psychological, and include hallucinations, delusions, and muddled thinking. This is why schizophrenia is normally referred to as a psychotic illness. In the first few months of pregnancy, a developing baby derives its thyroid hormone needs from the mother.…

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WHO confirms Zika virus strain has spread to Africa

The World Health Organisation (WHO), has confirmed that a strain of the Zika virus has been found to be present in Cape Verde, an island country of volcanic archipelagos found off the western coast of Africa. Scientists at the Insititut Pasteur Dakar confirmed that it is the same strain of Zika found in the Americas, known as the Asian…

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SAD! 150 pregnant women die every month in Kaduna – NURHI

The  Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) has reported an alarming rate of maternal mortality in Kaduna State, putting the figures at 5 pregnant women dying per day, and 150 pregnant women dying per month, on the average. This was disclosed by the Kaduna State NURHI team leader, Alhaji Abdullahi Kabiru, who cited poverty as the main cause. “We are…

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Too much folic acid in pregnant women raises the risk of Autism, says new research.

Even while still trying to conceive, folic acid is one prenatal supplement you will surely be advised to take. How is it then possible that there is a downside to this most important nutrient needed to prevent neural tube defect in a developing foetus? New research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg College of Public Health suggests…

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Aijay Ukonu shares some motivational words on accepting your pregnant body

Fashion stylist/makeup artist, Aijay Ukonu, recently welcomed her first child with ace photographer Paul Ukonu. She took to her instagram page  some weeks ago while she was still pregnant, to share positive vibes with other expecting moms,  encouraging them to embrace all the physical changes that come with pregnancy. She also called on people to stop being mean to pregnant…

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