Category: Pregnancy

Sep 5

Dealing With Antenatal Anxiety

So you’re pregnant, may be for the first time or not, and you’re worried or stressed. Well, that’s normal. However, sometimes, this feeling of worry or stress can become a real problem which will require professional help. Anxiety in pregnancy otherwise called antenatal anxiety is common even though we do not realize it and it…
Apr 27

Postnatal Depression

Postnartum depression (PND) is a significant public health problem affecting 10%-15% of women in the six months following delivery. Unfortunately, it’s often under-recognised and undertreated.  PND actually refers to moderate cases of depression following childbirth as more severe cases are encompassed within the concept of postpartum (or puerperal) psychosis. Onset of PND is usually within…
Apr 19

What you need to Know about Prematurity

Prematurity is a term describing births that occur before 37 weeks of gestation, and it accounts for as high as 33% of neonatal mortality in Nigeria. (Global Newborn Outlook – Nigeria, 2010) As an issue which accounts significantly to neonatal mortality and morbidity in Nigeria, prematurity is not just a health issue, but also a…
Apr 16

MALARIA IN PREGNANCY

Malaria is a disease which is prevalent in Africa and many other third world nations in the world. It has caused great strain on the resources of affected nations as it usually has a very high morbidity and mortality on the societies affected. In pregnancy, it gets worse as the woman’s physiological state is already…
Apr 16

COMMON INFECTIONS IN PREGNANCY

Infection is a condition where an otherwise healthy person has the growth of unwanted micro-organisms within his or her body in such a manner as to make the person ill or sick. Sometimes, our body tends to fight off these micro-organisms, and the person remains healthy without treatment. At other times, the person needs help…