Infertility in women: Discrimination, Stigma and Ostracism in Africa

Berna Amullen is a Ugandan woman who suffers from infertility as a result of untreated sexually transmitted disease. She was diagnosed too late to be given proper treatment and she lost the hope of being a mother and is leading a happy life. In her video, she shares her devastating story of mistreatment, discrimination and violence from her husband, family and community as a result of being infertile. Amullen speaks

Breast Feeding and It’s Benefits

Breast milk is oh so healthy. We don’t want to pressure everyone to nurse. We just want you to be aware of the benefits. Breast milk contains antibodies that can’t be engineered. Breastfed babies get fewer colds and sinus and ear infections. They also have less diarrhea and constipation and a decreased chance of having allergies and many other little sicknesses here and there.   Mom, you might end up healthier too. Over

Choosing a Prenatal Vitamin

It’s never too early to start taking care of your baby, and there’s no better time to start than now — during preconception. Luckily, there’s nothing easier — or smarter — than popping a prenatal vitamin. That daily prenatal will give you the security of knowing that your body is stocking up on all those important nutrients needed to conceive your baby-to-be and also to carry it through a healthy

Getting Started on Getting Pregnant

If you’re considering having a baby, you probably have wondered how long it will take to get pregnant, when to have sex, and how often. Find the answers to your questions here. The Odds of Getting Pregnant It’s a common question: What are the odds that I’ll get pregnant this month? For most couples trying to conceive, the odds that a woman will become pregnant are 15% to 25% in

Bleeding During Pregnancy

“I need help, I’m 2months pregnant and have been bleeding 4 three weeks now. I did a scan and the baby is alive what should i do?   Find more stories on the group “Pregnancy” Share

40 weeks and no sign of labour

Pls my fellow mums help ur sister out,am 40 weeks pregnant with my first baby but am yet to see any sign of labor,my doctor has adviced me to go for induction in my 41 weeks which is going to be next week and i really don’t want that. Pls what should i do to induce labor naturally. Also pray that God will grant me safe delivery soonest. Tnx in

Have you had a D & C before??

I am scheduled to have a D&C done next week. It is being done because I have basically been on my period for the last 7 months. I’ve had horrible clots and cramps, etc so they decided to check things out. My question to you all is – if you have had one -How long did it take you to recover? Thanks! Share

Haven’t seen my period

“It has been two months since I have had my period . I haven’t had stress or anything like that, that would make me miss a period. I have taken many pregnancy tests and they come out negative. I have had blood work done and it still says that I am not. I don’t know what to do or what is wrong..I need some advice..and fast!!” —Anonymous   Find more

Birth Control Options… Which Would You Choose??

“So ladies what birth control method would you pick from below? Any doctors in the house to advice? Birth Control How to decide According to experts, with so many options, choosing a form of birth control can be daunting. However, they say beginning with a few questions like: Do you need to protect against STDs? How important are convenience and cost? What about effectiveness? Only abstinence is 100 per cent effective, but other methods come

Tearing during birth

“I had a vaginal birth delivery about 24 hours ago, and I tore pretty much…well now I’m afraid to go to the toilet to push this poop. I’m being given stool softeners to help me go, I was just wondering how long before I can poop like i did before?” -Josephine Some mums said: “I hurt for 8 weeks with my first child. With my 2nd I was fine in