Menstrual cramps can be the most annoying thing to happen to a lady, I remember a time I used to pray to skip my periods (I think it worked or it was just psychology) and I did miss my periods. I was always excited because it’s a month free of pain and misery for me.
My Favourite person in secondary school was my school nurse Mrs. Damola(not real name) she always alleviated my pain If only I knew I was going to end up being a nurse back then and alleviate other people’s pains. If she was not on duty I was always sad, I missed her terribly when I left secondary school I had to take care of myself most of the time. Anyways, in my years of having cramps I heard a lot of stuff to end menstrual pain some I tried, some Continue reading “5 Myths On Menstrual Cramps(Dysmenorrhea)”
I remember growing up to seeing the ABCD of HIV/AIDS sticker on our bookshelf every day. It was just there permanently and I always went to the bookshelf I could hardly miss it(it’s still there). Thinking about it now I realize Continue reading “The ABC of HIV/AIDS”
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”
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.”
Today we see a lot of cases of infertility in Nigeria today, both young and old couples trying various means to get the fruit of the womb and most times they have no idea on what seems to be the problem, sometimes it could be one of the couple or even both having issues with their fertility and these issues are not detected on time. Individuals only become conscious of it when trying to conceive and then they realize something is wrong.
Menstruation is seen as a sign of fertility but it is not always so, for pregnancy to occur an egg(ovum) has to be released every month Continue reading “Anovulation: Infertile Menstruation”
It’s the first week of the new year and individuals are setting goals and making resolutions for different things from business to school and health; this can be a perfectly good time to decide to create goals for your reproductive health. Just as we decide to lose weight in the new year or have a better approach to caring for ourselves mentally you can decide to also decide to care for your reproductive health.
Reproductive health as defined by the World Health Organization is a state of physical, social and mental well-being and not merely the absence of diseases in all matters relating to the reproductive system which implies that people are able to have a responsible, satisfying and safe sex life and that they have the capability to reproduce and the freedom to decide if, when and how often to do so.
It might seem abstract or vague to you but there are little things you can do as a person Continue reading “How To Achieve Optimum Reproductive And Sexual Health”
As we have different hairstyles that make us look gorgeous and save ourselves from bad-hair-days so do we have contraceptives to prevent one from having an unwanted pregnancy.
Low-cut: low-cut is a comfortable hairstyle for many women because it is easy to maintain, not expensive, gentle on your scalp and convenient.
Daily Contraceptive Pills: using the daily contraceptive pills is like wearing your low-cut Continue reading “Hairstyles & Contraceptives “
Pregnancy is a very critical and sensitive period, it is very important that expectant mothers are aware of the things that can be a threat to their well-being and that of the baby. There are certain signs one has to be conscious of during pregnancy and they Continue reading “8 Danger Signs to Look Out For During Pregnancy.”
If there was something such as the “Queen Of PMS” I would most likely own that title every year back to back. Premenstrual syndrome can be very annoying and stressful. The most annoying part is that it creeps up on, you would not know that you are cranky or have lost appetite till a day or two later when you decide to sit down and think about how your day went and realize yikes! it’s PMS again. Premenstrual syndrome is a series Continue reading “Yikes! Its that time of the Month Again (Premenstrual Syndrome)”
fruits contain more vitamins than vegetables. Most fruits are exceptionally cleansing and alkalizing, helping to eliminate toxins from the body and to regulate the digestive system by improving the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. Here are 10 amazing locally available fruits to try during pregnancy if you haven’t:
AVOCADOS: a high source of folate than other fruits good source of potassium, vitamin B, K, fiber, magnesium, iron, calcium, zinc, and potassium. Continue reading “10 Nutritious Fruits to Eat and Avoid in Pregnancy.”