Low Lying Placenta

Low Lying Placenta

I want to share a story of Low lying placenta, you know those stories you hear of how women are told to go for a cesarean section and then they don’t know why then end up with the wrong person and it goes bad? no, this story doesn’t go bad but

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Yellow Baby: Jaundice in the Newborn

I believe that in the care of the newborn it is very important that everyone involved in the care of the baby knows what to expect especially in the first few days of life.

A young mother comes to the primary health center 4 days after delivery, she complains that her baby has been sleeping non-stop and not even responding properly or interacting like a newborn would just very inactive also baby was not sucking from the breast well, the doctor made a diagnosis of Jaundice. The doctor, however, explained to her what Jaundice was and what treatment would be carried out she was referred to a general hospital as the primary health center do not offer that level of care. This woman was quite observant to notice on time to get treated early, I have heard other stories of babies dying from jaundice due to late diagnosis Continue reading “Yellow Baby: Jaundice in the Newborn”

The Passage Between Your Legs: A Sexual Health Meet-up.

 

I always knew somehow I was going to end up doing sexual health I just never had the courage to do so, it took me a year to summon up such courage and get rid of all the stereotypes I had about sexual health and education by January 2018 I had made up my mind to talk more about sexual health no inhibitions then I realized I have actually been providing sex education to my friends unknowingly I just never had the courage to do it to a larger crowd well that changed this year been definitely talking about sexual health more( I haven’t stopped talking about maternal health) I decided to have a sexual health Meet-up  and it was the highlight of my valentines day weekend “ The Passage Between Your Legs”   was AWESOME!!!!! Continue reading “The Passage Between Your Legs: A Sexual Health Meet-up.”

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.”

Condom use Negotiation

I have come to realize lately that there is power in sexuality you are probably wondering in just sexuality what kind of power can possibly be there? So I thought too, most times when women say they do not feel equal or have a say in matters you hear things like ” but these women know how to get us in our weak points, so they are powerful”, well lets say I agree with that; both sexes have agreed to get between the sheet the sexual responsibility comes in to either prevent pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections.

One party decides I don’t want to get infected or transmitted and wants to use a condom but the other party disagrees what then happens? Continue reading “Condom use Negotiation”

A little lesson on sexual coercion

A little lesson on sexual coercion

There is a current trend on social media now where ladies come out to accuse men of rape, then people make comments and you wonder what is going in society no respect for individual sexual rights anymore. The most recent one was the story of a lady who accused a guy of rape and in the guys defense she achieved orgasm and he also had to achieve his own orgasm so he held her down to finish what he started so yes that is rape already consent was already withdrawn but that is not the point of this post, the real question is why would a lady withdraw consent during sex?

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5 Myths On Menstrual Cramps(Dysmenorrhea)

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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)”

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”