Keeping good hygiene during pregnancy is important. It will keep infections and unnecessary health issues away. Good hygiene at any time is an important part of self-care, but this common or simple routine comes into the spotlight during pregnancy. This is because during pregnancy, the woman’s body undergoes many hormonal changes. Therefore it is important […]
SHOULD I HOMESCHOOL?
As a Nigerian parent, what comes to your mind when the topic of homeschooling comes up? I know it is not an idea we generally give a second thought to as much as we consider the traditional school method. I can tell you that as a parent, I had never considered homeschooling my children before […]
Caring for a newborn
The New Mum Guide Congratulation! You just had your baby, now it is time to go home with your newborn. However, you feel like you don’t know what you are going to do, and nervous about caring for your new child. Well, we’ve been there and here to tell you that you can do it. […]
Becoming a parent triggers an array of emotions, from joy and excitement to anxiety and fear. Sometimes you may not know that you are depressed, you might think you feel the way all new mums feel. Being tired is normal with a newborn, but being hopeless and sad is not. First and foremost, it is […]
For expecting mums
Signs that should be taken seriously and require immediate medical attention for an expecting mom You may wonder what symptoms require immediate attention and should be taken seriously. Always ask your doctor at your antenatal visits about your concerns. But keep in mind some symptoms do need swift attention. Here are 4 warning signs that […]
Getting quality sleep during pregnancy is salient for both mother and baby. For the mother, those sleepless nights end up leading to fatigue. Sleep also plays a role in memory, learning, appetite, mood, and decision-making – all important when preparing to welcome a newborn baby into your home. There are several ways to reduce sleep […]
How to calm your fussy baby
Have a crying, upset, or colicky baby? These 8 tips can help comfort and soothe your infant while keeping you calm and in control. For your baby: Rock, rock, rock.Place baby in your arms, stand with your feet slightly more than hip-width apart, and swivel back and forth at the hips. Your movement can be […]
A healthy body = A healthy babyHere are 8 ways in which you can maintain a healthy living during pregnancy. Eat Right Eating a healthy diet is really important for pregnant women. Your baby needs healthy food. Eat plenty of colourful fruits and vegetables, whole grains, foods rich in calcium, and foods low in saturated […]
Part one of this post was aimed at giving you an overview of what Tokophobia is, what causes it, and how it affects pregnant women. If you missed it, read it here In this part, we’ll be sharing practical steps on how to overcome those delivery fears Talk it out Do not be afraid to […]
What do you know about Tokophobia?
Giving birth to a child is one of the most intense experiences your body can go through. And when you are pregnant, anxiety and fear about labour and birth is next to normal. You can relate to the fear of contraction pains, interventions and the uncertainty of the process. But for some women, the fear […]