Exclusive breastfeeding good for infants, quick recovery after childbirth - Group
President, Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) and Network Entrepreneurial Women (NNEW), Modupe Oyekunle, has emphasised the importance of breast milk to child brain development, increased intelligence and productivity.
42% of women in Nigeria, others suffer abuse, stigma during childbirth
No fewer than 42 per cent of women in Ghana, Guinea, Myanmar and Nigeria, suffer physical or verbal abuse, stigma or discrimination during childbirth. According to new evidence from a World Health Organisation (WHO)-led study, published October 9, 2019 in the journal Lancet...
Do Women Really Grow Taller After Childbirth?
The joy of childbirth is limitless. It is an exhilarating experience for women that is often hard to understand because there is nothing comparable to birthing another human being. It is not always jollof rice and small chops, having a baby is a mix of emotions, fraught with pain, anxiety and laughs, but that’s what…
The Trouble With Maternal Healthcare In Nigeria
Maria has been in a popular hospital for three weeks since the delivery of her twins. She says her husband ran away after he found out she was pregnant. Despite the cheap cost of the medical bills, Maria cannot afford to cover her bills. Since then, doctors, whose profession is characterised by owed salaries, have…
WHO revises childbirth guidelines to curb surge in caesarean delivery
The UN health agency said Thursday it has revised a benchmark used by health professionals worldwide in caring for women during childbirth because it has caused a surge in interventions like caesarean sections that could be unnecessary.
Of stolen lives and unvarnished truth
In Switzerland, for every 100,000 births, six women die at childbirth or just right after. In Nigeria, for every 10 minutes, one woman dies on account of pregnancy or childbirth.