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Dealing with Menopausal Symptoms

Dealing with Menopausal Symptoms

NEWS, Women's health
As women become older their bodies produce less oestrogen and progesterone. These are the main hormones responsible for the woman’s ability to reproduce. When these hormones become low enough, a woman will permanently stop having a menstrual cycle. Officially, menopause begins twelve months after a woman’s last period between the ages of 45 and 55. A woman in her menopausal years may not realise what exactly is going on with her body and the symptoms may be unnerving at times. Here are a few tips from experts on how to deal with these menopausal symptoms without allowing them affect your life so much. Hot Flashes: Hot flash is also referred to as vasomotor symptoms and can begin in perimenopause or after the last menstrual period has occurred. Experts believe that they probably start in t
Sex in Pregnancy – Benefits to Mother and Child

Sex in Pregnancy – Benefits to Mother and Child

NEWS, Women's health
Most women prior to the time of becoming pregnant usually would think that when they become pregnant their entire life is bound for a whole lot of strange developments. But experts say if you have been having wonderful sex before your pregnancy test proved positive, it is not a good reason to put a stop to your life of fun. In fact they say this is the time to even make it a point of duty - on a daily basis. But there is also one major worry mothers-to-be often have; they want to know if the developing baby will feel the effect of love making. You do not have to entertain any fear because the activity of sexual intercourse will not disturb the baby or cause your water to break, experts say. This is because the amniotic sac in addition to the uterine muscles will generally gently hold you...
Breastfeeding Policy: The Way to Go In Healthy Child Rearing

Breastfeeding Policy: The Way to Go In Healthy Child Rearing

NEWS, Women's health
Breastfeeding plays a major role in the ability to procreate and ensure the progeny of species survives the adverse environment that permeates the habitat of man, the Homo sapiens. The use of denatured and preserved cow’s milk which is depleted of natural factors that promote human health is a negative factor in its development. The natural instinct of mammals is to protect, nurse and enhance the health of its progeny by breastfeeding her infants. Westernisation and social circumstances have shifted focus away from the endowed and innate natural breastfeeding phenomenon to the use of formula feed. Formula feed is not sustainable; it does not improve the health of child rearing and Infant illness and death will increase due to many factors. It is in the domain of politics that sustained a
World-First Device Lets Women Have Sex During Their Period… Without The Mess

World-First Device Lets Women Have Sex During Their Period… Without The Mess

NEWS, Women's health
A device is available that lets women have mess-free sex while on their periods. The Ziggy Cup, which can be bought for £35 online at Plant Organic, is the world's first reusable silicone menstrual cup that can be worn while getting intimate.   The device, which lasts up to two years, sits just below the cervix and creates a vacuum seal to catch menstrual blood. Its flat shape, which women insert into their vaginas using a figure-of-eight motion, is so thin, its manufacturer INTIMINA claims it cannot be felt by the user or their partner. INTIMINA adds the non-toxic cup does not cause any dryness or irritation, and ensures up to 12 hours of leak-proof reassurance.  Holding up to 76ml of blood, the cup is covered in a hexagon pattern that creates friction to ensure it stays in place. Its 1
100,000 Cases Of Endometriosis Recorded Yearly In Nigeria

100,000 Cases Of Endometriosis Recorded Yearly In Nigeria

NEWS, Women's health
A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has called on stakeholders in the health sector to create more awareness on endometriosis insisting that 100,000 cases of the disease are recorded annually in Nigeria.  The founder, Endosurvivors International Foundation, Olivia Nwankudu, who made the call at an awareness program in Lagos, said endometriosis which is a disease of the female reproductive system, affects one out of 10 women and girls of reproductive age. He regretted that there is little awarenesss about it all over the world. Quoting  a report from the University of Ibadan which says that there are 100, 000 cases of endometriosis every year in Nigeria, Nwankudu said that a lot of women who have the disease would have seen different doctors before seeing a gynecologist. “That n
‘Force-Feeding Children is Harmful’

‘Force-Feeding Children is Harmful’

Children's Health, NEWS, Women's health
Force-feeding is dangerous to children, United Nations Children Education Fund’s (UNICEF’s) Nutritionist, Dr Ada Ezeogu, has said. Ezeogu, who disclosed this at UNCEF’s Akure Office in Ondo State, said force-feeding, which means putting food in the throat of a child forcefully  ‘’is dangerous and can either make the child be under-fed or choked with food or can lead to the child’s death”. Ezeogu said though some mothers, who practise force-feeding have good intentions, the act does more harm than good. “While most parents, especially mothers, who force-feed their children do so to ensure that their children get enough nourishment, it does more harm than good. Rather than force or threaten a child to eat, it is up to you to get creative and find ways to make the child look forward to
Should Women Shave Their Legs?

Should Women Shave Their Legs?

NEWS, Women's health
Not all women are blessed with flawless skin. And for some, hair growth is the least of their problems. Interestingly, the issue of women’s body hair and specifically on the legs has been in the news for a while. This is not a subject some ladies like to talk about openly. Ask any number of women who have toned legs and want to be hair free. They might tell you that they shave their bodies for a number of reasons. Some would resort to shaving because it is becoming equally popular for the many benefits it offers, besides being a quick and easy alternative. A woman might want to shave her legs to help her chances at advancing in the corporate world for example, where there is a certain expectation to fit in with clients and co-workers. Some prefer shaved legs because it feels smooth or sex
Stunning Pic of Midwife Mom Delivering Her Own Baby By C-Section

Stunning Pic of Midwife Mom Delivering Her Own Baby By C-Section

Children's Health, NEWS, Women's health
Amazing photographs have been released of a midwife delivering her own child by C-section. Emily Dial had assisted in plenty of births during her years as a midwife. Unfortunately, her first experience with maternity ended sadly a few years ago, when she lost a baby boy after a scheduled C-section. Dial said, “It was an incredible feeling to reach down, feel her head, then slowly feel the rest of her coming, but a little strange not being able to feel the rest of my abdomen.” The central Kentucky mother wanted this experience to be poignant, so she asked a friend and photographer Sarah Hill to document the moment. The two women became close friends after Emily delivered Sarah's child. Sarah, a professional photographer told CafeMom that as soon as Emily found out she was pregna
Staying Healthy and Lively During Pregnancy and Birth – 2

Staying Healthy and Lively During Pregnancy and Birth – 2

NEWS, Women's health
Avoid Harmful Substances Everybody knows that you should avoid all street drugs during pregnancy so that your baby will not be harmed. But there are other harmful products that you might want to avoid too. Things like tobacco, alcohol, caffeine, pollution, pesticides, household and industrial chemicals and any unnecessary medications, especially over-the-counter drugs. According to American Academy of Paediatrics and the Food and Drug administration, there is no drug that is considered safe during pregnancy. Any drug could have a negative effect on the baby. So, you might want to see your doctor and make sure that any medication you are taking at this crucial time is absolutely necessary for a medical condition. Besides, this is a great time to go “green”. You might want to turn to all t
Doulas: Personal and Professional Help For the New Mom

Doulas: Personal and Professional Help For the New Mom

NEWS, Women's health
The birthing process is a period of so many mixed emotions from joy and giddy expectation to feelings of anxiety and a little bit of apprehension for labour itself. A research article published by the Guttmacher Institute shows that Nigerian women would like to receive social support during childbirth. In this research, most Nigerian women receiving antenatal care in a Nigerian hospital said they would prefer to have someone with them during childbirth to provide social support; a perfect role for a doula. Who is a doula? The word ‘doula’ is a Greek word meaning ‘women’s servant’. Women have been serving others in childbirth for many centuries and this has proven that support from another woman has a positive impact on the labour process. A recent Cochrane Review “Continuous Support for W
Using Breast Milk, Urine to Treat Babies’Eye Could Result in Blindness, Ophthalmologist Warns

Using Breast Milk, Urine to Treat Babies’Eye Could Result in Blindness, Ophthalmologist Warns

Children's Health, NEWS, Women's health
Registrar of the Department of Ophthalmology, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Dr. Adegbola Adeyemi, has advised mothers to shun the use of breast milk and urine in treating babies’ eye infections. Adeyemi told the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan on Wednesday that the practice could do more harm than good to the eyes of their babies. According to him, use of breast milk and urine could result in total blindness. The ophthalmologist urged mothers to use clean water to wash eyes pointing out that a lot of damage would have been done to the eyes before bringing the child to the hospital. He said that both adult and children contracted eye diseases such as conjunctivitis also known as Apollo caused by bacterial infection. He disclosed that refractive error was also common i
Pregnancy Outcome in a Pregnant Patient with Idiopathic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Pregnancy Outcome in a Pregnant Patient with Idiopathic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

NEWS, Women's health
Authors: Farid Rashidi, Hossein Sate Published in Journal of Medical Case Reports Feb, 2018 © The Author(s) 2018 Background Idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension is a rare and progressive condition which is aggravated by the physiologic changes during pregnancy. Because of high mortality rate, most physicians recommend early termination of pregnancy in patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension. Case presentation Here we describe a case of a 30-year-old primigravida Caucasian housewife with functional class 1 idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension and a positive vasoreactive response to adenosine who had a full-term non-complicated delivery. Right-sided heart catheterisation before the pregnancy showed severe pulmonary hypertension with mean pulmonary arteri
New Hormone Pill Could Help Women Conceive in Their 40s

New Hormone Pill Could Help Women Conceive in Their 40s

NEWS, Women's health
As modern life means more and more couples leave it later than ever to start their families, many will face problems conceiving.It is well known that older women produce fewer good-quality eggs, leading many to pin their hopes of motherhood on difficult and potentially costly In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) treatment.Now a scientific breakthrough has raised hopes that women in their forties will soon find it easier to get pregnant. Researchers have discovered evidence suggesting that a hormone called DHEA plays a key role in preparing the womb for a successful pregnancy.The natural level of this hormone falls by half between a woman’s twenties and forties, and this is now believed to be a major factor in fertility reducing with age.The new findings could lead to production of a pill that b
Staying Healthy and Lively During Pregnancy and Childbirth

Staying Healthy and Lively During Pregnancy and Childbirth

NEWS, Women's health
Finding out you are expecting a baby is one of life’s greatest joys. However, it can also be terrifying. Apart from the panic or concern that would arise because of the new responsibility that you feel you are carrying, expectant mothers usually feel the other seemingly “shallow” worries (which are not so shallow) about how pregnancy will affect their bodies, social calendar and everyday life in general. You worry if all the stories about morning sickness, extreme weight gain, really weird cravings and the difficulty of childbirth will come true. Well, there is something you are not told. Research has shown that being pregnant can be a great catalyst to launching your wellness game to a whole new level. Maria Chatman, a holistic health coach and co-founder of Pop Fit Kids says that “bring
The Hard Reality of Waist Trainers

The Hard Reality of Waist Trainers

NEWS, Women's health
Waist trainers have gained a whole lot of popularity as a “seemingly” awesome new way to lose weight and get the body figure of your dreams. If you go on Google and type ‘waist trainers’, you would get over 3 million results, showing different celebrities spotting waist trainers and endorsing their abilities. From Jessica Alba, who said waist trainers helped her get her figure back after childbirth, to the Kardashians, who have professed that they are obsessed with using waist trainers, the list is endless. At this point, a very good question would be; what are waist trainers? Waist trainers are actually nothing new, in the 1500s -1800s era, women wore corsets to help cinch in their waistlines and get a smoother and slicker body shape. A waist trainer is just a glorified modern corset. In