Edition Contents
Each Pregnant Magazine edition covers several topics. CLICK titles to read the articles. To choose another edition, scroll to the bottom of this page. Enjoy!

Caring for baby’s navel

By Babylove Network | November 3, 2016

Babies receive nourishment and oxygen in the womb through the placenta, which is connected to the inner wall of the mother’s uterus. The placenta is connected to the baby by the umbilical cord through an opening in the baby’s abdomen(‘umbillicus’). The umbilical cord is the only channel of communication between the child and the mother during…

Bonding

By Babylove Network | November 9, 2016

Helping your spouse bond with your new baby Who is the firstborn in your family? Many women say their husband is their first child. Interestingly, some men agree! Maybe because if there is one reason that can make a relationship between a couple go away, it is a man’s perception that his partner is neglecting him…

The joy of birth 2

By Babylove Network | December 22, 2016

Finally the baby is in mummy’s hands. A worthy gift for all the joy and pain she has been through. It is time to celebrate!  My experience The day she was born my life really changed. I had someone who depended on me for everything. It scared me yet I was still very happy to…

Shopping with your toddler?

By Babylove Network | December 22, 2016

How to save yourself trouble—and cash! Emma Odaba recently visited various supermarkets and reports what she saw—from babies in trolleys with foodstuffs, to toddlers wetting the floor! Some toddlers did actually cost their parents both trouble and some cash. No one can deny that going to a supermarket with your infant or toddler is likely…

Childhood immunization

By Babylove Network | December 22, 2016

Immunization enables the body to recognize and destroy disease agents. The importance of immunizing cannot be overemphasized, writes PATRICK OMUGA. What is immunization? Immunization, also known as vaccination, works by stimulating the immune system—the natural disease fighting system of the body. A healthy immune system is able to recognize invading bacteria and viruses and produce…

Baby check-up – two weeks after delivery

By Babylove Network | November 8, 2016

Immediately a baby is born, the doctor or nurse who conducted the delivery must take an Apgar score. This refers to a scoring system used to assess the well being of the baby during its first minutes of life after delivery. It is done in every hospital in the country, be it public or private.…

Who will nurse me after delivery? part 2

By Babylove Network | December 22, 2016

Immediately after delivery, most women are not in a position to take care of themselves. At such a time women need a lot of assisting and support. The only person who can adequately help in such a situation is the husband. Men share their take on this issue with Roseline Atieno Adjusting after you have…

Patricia Nyalwal

By Babylove Network | December 22, 2016

‘It’s all new to me…’ While Kenyans were celebrating Jamhuri Day on 12 December, my new baby girl was getting her first-time immunisation, shortly after birth. Before I left hospital she had received what I was told were BCG and IPV vaccinations. I had no idea what that meant, but I knew it was for…

Inverted nipple

By Babylove Network | November 11, 2016

To many, talking inverted nipples is an unheard of phenomenon. You may want to ask ‘how can a nipple be inverted?’ while some are contemplating how nipples can be inverted, others are wondering whether their nipples are inverted or not. Below is the story of Carol Gitonga who has had a difficult time  breastfeeding her babies because…

Newborn reflexes — understand your new baby’s motions

By Babylove Network | July 20, 2016

As she waits to see her baby for the first time after birth, a new mum should understand her baby’s reflexes and early habits. Newborn reflexes are involuntary movements or actions of an infant in response to different circumstances. How soon a mother can hold her baby in her arms after delivery depends on the…