Articles by Eziaha Bolaji-Olojo
22 Aug 2019
Everyone with even the slightest knowledge of fitfam knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In pregnancy, however, every meal taken at any time is important, both to fuel the mother with the much-needed energy and to nourish the growing fetus. Breakfast may seem a chore for women dealing with morning…
18 Jul 2019
I was discussing with a pregnant client, encouraging her to ask her doctor before embarking on any prenatal exercises I was recommending, and she said something like: ‘Hmm, in this Nigeria, no doctor will encourage any pregnant woman to work out ooo’ While we laughed over it, I knew it was not exactly true. In…
6 Jun 2019
Most pregnant women have a love-hate relationship with the scale, and this is quite understandable. After all, with pregnancy comes weight gain and it is wisdom to control it as much as you can.
16 May 2019
First, the ‘two red lines’ announcing conception. Then the unwanted feelings of nausea and morning sickness in a good number of pregnant women. Soon the waistline gets snug on most of your favourite dresses and finally, you don’t just need a new set of clothing, but also shoes, and possibly a temporary wedding band, no thanks to the all-round increase pregnancy brings.
2 May 2019
I saw a quote that said ‘labour and delivery are athletic events; you should prepare for them’. While I agree with it, I would more accurately say ‘labour, delivery and recovery are athletic events: you must prepare for them’. While the months preceding conception are a great time to start preparing for it, the 40…
18 Apr 2019
It is common knowledge that the last few weeks of pregnancy are the longest of them all. The pregnancy has gone on forever and you cannot wait to have this baby. What most moms, especially first-time moms, do not recognise is that it does not always get easier after the baby comes as each season presents its own challenges, but nothing is too much for a mom who is prepared for it.
4 Apr 2019
When it comes to pregnancy, the body does not just need more calories or food. A pregnant body needs nutrients in every single calorie that goes in. While we do not encourage pregnant women to eat for two, they should definitely nourish for two.
21 Mar 2019
Labour and delivery, two life events that are reserved for the strongest of them all, the woman. Whether she decides to have a vaginal birth, an elective C-Section, or has no choice in this decision, once a baby comes out of a woman after a nine-month gestation period, her body never remains the same again.…
7 Mar 2019
Weight loss, a term many women are conversant with. You have either been on a weight loss journey, are presently on one, or will be on one in the near or far future. Societal pressure aside, sometimes a girl just wants to look good and feel great, nothing is wrong with it. Imagine being on,…
7 Feb 2019
Most babies are born within the birth weight of 2.4kg to 3.8kg, but as tiny as these babies are, they demand attention. For the most part, you will be doing a lot of lifting, rocking, swaying and dropping. What this means is that those arms are really going to be doing a lot of work…
24 Jan 2019
Recently, a client who was excited about working out in pregnancy told me that she didn’t really find any doctors (in Nigeria) that would actively encourage you to work out while pregnant. Also information can be sparse for some women hoping to venture into the dreaded but highly beneficial world of prenatal exercising. As much as I can, I would try to cover the basics of what you need to know if you would like to safely workout in pregnancy Working out in pregnancy is safe for most women.
10 Jan 2019
If there is anytime a woman should pay major attention to her diet, it is when she is pregnant. Because she is not just providing nourishment to her own body, but also to the foetus growing within her. As a pregnant woman, fruits and vegetables should be a daily part of your diet because they are rich in minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants the body needs to thrive while pregnant.