• Pregnancy

    Ways to offer support and help after pregnancy loss

    Pregnancy loss is a common occurrence, but this does not make it an easy experience for affected women. Statistics show that about 20% of pregnant women will experience pregnancy loss. This translates to 1 in every 4 women who are expecting. How then is it possible to offer support for a woman who has gone […]

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    Grief after pregnancy loss

    Grief after pregnancy loss is rarely talked about, yet it is a devastating experience for many women and their partners. To start us off, we will outline a few definitions to better understand pregnancy loss and grief. Pregnancy Loss Pregnancy Loss is a broad term that is used to describe the sudden and unexpected loss […]

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  • Pregnancy

    October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

    October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Awareness Month. The pregnancy loss movement traces its beginnings to 1988 in the USA. In October 1988, President Ronald Reagan set October as the month to raise awareness on Pregnancy and Infant Loss. In his words,  “When a child loses his parent, they are called an orphan. When […]

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  • Maternal Mental Health

    Maternal Mental Health

    Maternal mental health refers to a woman’s mental health during the perinatal period. The perinatal period is a term that is generally used to define the period during pregnancy and up to one year after childbirth. This definition is based on the definition of mental health. Mental health, in general, refers to an individual’s psychological […]

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  • Maternal Mental Health

    Postpartum Depression: Why it is important for women to know

    Postpartum Depression (abbreviated PPD) is a maternal mental illness that affects women after child birth. According to Postpartum Support International (PSI), Postpartum Depression affects up to 15% of all new mothers. These rates are thought to be higher in developing countries such as Kenya, making PPD one of the most common complications in the perinatal […]

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  • Birth and Delivery

    What is an Obstetric Fistula?

    Obstetric Fistula An obstetric fistula is an abnormal hole that forms between a woman’s vagina and her bladder or rectum. The opening forms after prolonged obstructed labour in cases where a woman in labour does not get medical attention quickly. According to the Fistula Foundation, fistula causes the woman to suffer urine and faecal incontinence. […]

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  • Pregnancy

    Preeclampsia and Eclampsia: What You Need To Know

    What is Preeclampsia? Preeclampsia, previously known as toxemia, is a condition that occurs during pregnancy. Preeclampsia is characterized by high blood pressure in pregnant women who have had no history of high blood pressure. In addition to this, pregnant women who have preeclampsia will also have a high concentration of proteins in their urine. It […]

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  • Pregnancy

    Miscarriages: Types, Symptoms and Treatment

    What are miscarriages? Miscarriages occur when a foetus dies during early pregnancy, usually before the 20th week of the pregnancy. A miscarriage is also referred to as a spontaneous abortion. It is important to note that, reference to a spontaneous abortion does not mean an induced abortion. The difference between a spontaneous abortion (miscarriage) and […]

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  • Breastfeeding

    Common breastfeeding challenges – and how you can handle them

    We all know that breastfeeding confers immense health benefits to babies. WHO recommends that babies are breastfed exclusively for the first six months of life, that is without any additional foods and drinks (not even water). After the sixth month, mothers are advised to do complimentary feeding so that while the babies are still breastfeeding, […]

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  • Breastfeeding

    6 Practical Breastfeeding tips for new moms

    The month of August is observed as World Breastfeeding Awareness Month, a celebration held yearly to protect and promote breastfeeding globally. The theme for this year was to ‘Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding’. Empowered parents are more likely to sustain breastfeeding for a longer period of time. In line with this year’s theme, we will be […]

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    Breastfeeding Awareness Month: Here is how families can support breastfeeding mothers

    August marks World Breastfeeding Awareness Month, and in the first week from 1st to 7th, the World Breastfeeding Week. This month seeks to advocate, protect and support breastfeeding by women globally. This annual awareness is organized by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA). Breastfeeding is promoted because it provides babies with a healthy start […]

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    August is World Breastfeeding Awareness Month – Here is why it matters

    Every year, the first week of August marks the World Breastfeeding Awareness Week. This is an annual celebration that is marked from the 1st to the 7th of August in more than 100 countries globally. The awareness week is organized by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), WHO and UNICEF with the goal of […]

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    Preconception Care

    Pre-conception Care refers to the care that a woman and her partner receive before getting pregnant. This form of care focuses on improving the couple’s health status. Additionally, it aids in the reduction of behaviours and external factors that pose a challenge to the mother-to-be and her unborn child. Simply put, preconception care is taking […]

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    Pregnancy Timeline

    Pregnancy Timeline: Here is what is happening to your body as pregnancy progresses The pregnancy timeline is, for many women, an exciting time as one anticipates the arrival of their baby. So, you have missed your period, and are starting to notice your breasts have become bigger. You are also exhausted lately, so you buy […]

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    Pregnancy and the role of the midwife

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