What Nigerian women should know about gestational diabetes.

Gestational Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition in which there is a high level of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Gestational diabetes, however, is when diabetes occurs as a result of pregnancy and it usually disappears after pregnancy. It can occur anytime during pregnancy.

There is no known cause of gestational diabetes, however; the placenta releases hormones which disturbs the work of insulin in the body of the mother. This makes it difficult for the body to use insulin this is called Continue reading “What Nigerian women should know about gestational diabetes.”

Know The STI: Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is an STI that is quite common among the average Nigerian, among the transport workers(who are considered to be unlearned) it is very common every STI is literally gonorrhea to them. This, however, doesn’t mean proper precaution is taken to prevent it or it is being treated properly.

It is caused by bacterium Neisseria gonorrhea, it has the highest rates in females, most men

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Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacteria Vaginosis increases ones chance of getting infected with an STI.

 

Vaginal hygiene is very important and Bacterial vaginosis is one of the effects of poor vaginal hygiene or ones attempt in trying to make the vagina smell like roses and pineapples. Bacterial vaginosis is responsible for the most common type of vaginal discharge. It is caused by the overgrowth of a mixture of bacteria that are often normally present in small quantities including Gardnerella vaginalis and in the absence of lactobacilli. It happens when there are too much of a certain Continue reading “Bacterial Vaginosis”

The Role of Men in Supporting Pregnancy.

It is quite common to find that most men are quite confused on what to do when their partners are pregnant so they either become a bit distant or they end up frustrated as they have no clue on what to do. Remember that you and your partner made the baby together so it is quite important you continue the journey together. you cannot carry the baby but you sure can be understanding and provide unending support to your partner she is in a very fragile position and needs to be protected from anything or anyone that can cause harm to her physically or mentally(you can add spiritually if you like). Here are a few tips to give you an idea on how to Continue reading “The Role of Men in Supporting Pregnancy.”

Breastfeeding Basics: Breastfeeding Positions

Breastfeeding is a natural act, but like every other skill or natural act it needs to be practiced in order to have the best experience. Breastfeeding optimally involves getting a good latch and good positioning.  The common position most women are familiar with is the cradle hold, however, there are different positions to try to ensure optimal breastfeeding, they include:

Cradle Hold Position

This position is the most popular. Mother sits comfortably in upright position using good body alignment. Use pillows for support( body pillows, or standard bed pillows). Lap pillow should help bring the baby up to breast level Continue reading “Breastfeeding Basics: Breastfeeding Positions”

Dealing with Loneliness In the Postpartum Period.

It is expected that when the baby comes the mother is automatically supposed to be “Happy”, but the truth is it doesn’t even work that way. Yes, she would be happy but not everytime her hormones are just trying to settle so she is prone to Baby Blues and postpartum depression, it is quite important that a woman does not feel guilty if she is not happy. Amidst all these feelings the postpartum period Continue reading “Dealing with Loneliness In the Postpartum Period.”