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Potty Training

There are no set rules about when to start potty training but you will need to recognise the signs that your child is ready for it. You may be wondering when to start potty training?As you have probably heard many times, every child develops at a different pace. So it is good to wait until …

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Practise As a Medical Doctor or Be Something Else

Watching the Minister of Health in Nigeria, saying all doctors must not be specialists. They could be farmers, tailors and whatever else they can be. I don’t know if I should be annoyed or just forget I heard him say anything. Dear young medical student or soon to be graduate, have a plan. I don’t …

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Self-Funded Postgraduate Journey

Yay me! I have actually crossed the first year hurdle as a PhD student. It started really well with amazing ideas, I could literally write a book on those ideas. My research started out by changing its focus from the UK to my home country, Nigeria.  I believe that is one of the best decisions …

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Tribute To The African Woman: International Women’s Day

She is a woman With dark nights without stars, Rising temperatures that disturbs daily life, With children who fall ill week after week, Yet she beams with hope She’s a woman, With the biting and scorching sun, She bargains with customers for her wares, With the little profit, she saves for her children’s education. Without …

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International Childhood Cancer Day

Dear Doctor, what is wrong with my child?  We have been to several hospitals and have spent a lot of money. My son’s abdomen keeps getting bigger and he keeps losing weight. Dear Mama, your child has what’s called cancer. She didn’t understand what the other doctors told her because they had language barrier. She …

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Bonding With Your Baby

Hello family, it’s the end of the jolly weekend, so I just feel you join enjoy some of my talkative nature about bonding with a baby as a mother. For experienced parents, how have you bonded with your baby or babies, feel free to leave your comments. Listen to my segment “Bonding With Your Baby” …

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What To Do This Year

I hope it is not too much to ask for much. Many young people have died from avoidable health related issues and some are because they didn’t take their health problems seriously. So it’s 2018,  just take a break and care about yourself. 1. Take care of your mental health. Speak to someone if you …

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The Baby, The Mother and The Paediatrician: Chamomile Tea

Disclaimer: This is for those who believe in the use of herbs. I don’t mean fetish things.  What herbs have you tried on children? If you have, can you share? As a proper Itsekiri woman, I use herbs where necessary and they have been effective. Practice what you believe! #babydiaries #chamomiletea #herbs #plants#flowers #motherhood #parenting #medicine#teething #diarrhea #diarrhoea #naijamum #mummy#doctor #womeninmedicine #doctorlife #phdmama#leedsmums #leeds #uk #warri #instamedicine#instahealth #healtheducation #7monthsold —  Please follow and like us:

The Baby, The Mother and The Paediatrician: Medicine Palava

I know right😊 Medicines don’t just work well with us. I remember during my pregnancy and I was vomiting all the drugs given to me. The doctors gave up and I decided to respect myself and enjoy my food, fruits and herbs. Don’t try what you don’t believe in o! I decided to be nice and …

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Merry Christmas Everyone! Love from the team of Dearest M and Dear Mama and The Baby, The Mother and The Paediatrician.  Be safe with your baby! #doctorlife #christmas #womeninmedicine#motherhood #babydiaries #8monthsold#paediatrician #leedsmums #leeds #naijamum Please follow and like us:

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