Keeping your vagina clean and healthy

The vagina is designed to keep itself clean with the help of natural secretions (discharge). The vagina is a tube of muscle inside a woman’s body that runs from the cervix (the opening of the womb) to the vaginal opening. The external sex organs, which are called the vulva, surround the vaginal opening. Good vaginal

Young Ladies and Fertility Matters.

This post is inspired by a dear friend who asked a “causal” question about fertility in unmarried ladies. She made a statement saying, “They say, we should not take lemon too much, so it does not damage our womb linings as it may affect fertility when married”. Funny thing is I just said, I will

Yay, I really enjoyed sharing some educative lessons this week with the women who want to learn something new. I appreciate your support and contributions. So it appears we cannot do with allergies. They seem to be everywhere and we just have to keep talking about it. Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is an intensely itchy rash

Diarrhoea with a Nappy Rash

It is normal for babies and children to have diarrhoea occasionally. The most common cause is gastroenteritis – an infection of the gut more commonly known as a stomach bug – and it usually doesn’t last long. Diarrhoea – watery stools that are different in appearance and frequency than those your baby has had before.

Allergies in Children

A child who sneezes or coughs a lot, who frequently develops a rash or hives (raised swollen bumps), or who gets a stomachache, cramps or nausea after eating certain foods may have allergies. Any child may develop allergies, but they are more common in children from families with a history of such reactions. Early identification

The Silent Killer: Hypertension

This post is part of the requests for this week. Not children related but can help parents and young people. Nuggets about High Blood Pressure. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is usually defined as having a sustained blood pressure of 140/90mmHg or above. The line between normal and raised blood pressure is not

How Do I Get My Baby To Eat Other Foods?

Dear Doctor, how do I make my baby eat other foods apart from baby milk? For about the first six months of their life, babies only need breast milk or formula milk depending on what you decide to do as a mother. If solid foods are started too early, babies are likely to take less

World Malaria Day, 2018: Ready to Beat Malaria

My little boy about 1-month-old My house in Nigeria used to have plenty mosquitoes and even if we used insecticides, the mosquitoes multiplied. So we decided to use mosquito net because we feared for Dearest M. Today is #worldmalariaday and we are still fighting the battle to roll back malaria from harming our children. “It is known

Feeding After a Caesarean Section.

I don’t know why I love this photo. It definitely reminds me of myself when breastfeeding. We take any position to breastfeed and we do it anywhere. Talk about being shy and having a baby shouting on your head in a busy marketplace. Leave matter for Matthias, you go carry breast outside for street. So

Teach Them To Know God Rightly.

Do you spend time teaching your children about Jesus or do you let the Sunday school Teachers just do it? As mothers, our most important job is to point our children to Jesus. Churches provide many ways to assist us in our job of discipling our children, but we must make sure what they are

Oh! What Kind of Cough Is This?

Big hugs for the Papas in the house. However, most Nigerian men don’t carry babies like this but they sure know how to show love ❤ Now that I have your undivided attention about babies. Our Daddy was scared when Dearest M developed a cough yesterday. It was an experience for him. Have you heard your

Cleaning your Baby’s Bottom

Some people cannot stand changing nappies. They will just look for the quickest excuse. As a mother and some fathers, changing nappies are inevitable. Keeping your baby’s bottom clean not only helps to prevent nappy rash, but it also discourages the build-up of any organism that can lead to infection. So please pay close attention

What You Need to Know About Fever in Children.

A higher than normal body temperature is called a fever. Some mothers say, their child’s body is hot. Touch your baby’s forehead, if you think he/she feels hotter than normal, you’re probably right. However, things are changing and some people prefer to touch their babies’ belly to check if they are hotter than usual. Fever

Why the Doctor does not always prescribe antibiotics for your sick baby?

These drugs called antibiotics don’t kill viruses – they kill bacteria, so they are only effective against diseases caused by bacteria. They cannot fight common cold or upper respiratory infection, which is usually caused by a virus. Most sore throats and coughs are caused by viruses. Children stay healthier when a viral illness is allowed

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