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Terry Anne Chebet

By Babylove Network | December 22, 2016

Coping with post-delivery weight  TV newscaster, Terry Anne Chebet spoke to Emma Odaba on how she is regaining her shape after delivery. It is very easy to gain excess weight during pregnancy and after birth. After delivery, my mother-in-law fed me on all types of foodstuffs including the traditional njahi (black peas) and porridge. For…

Taking care of a hiv-positive baby

By Babylove Network | November 9, 2016

Pediatric AIDS means AIDS in children. It results from infection of a child with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), which develops into full-blown Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). HIV destroys the body’s ability to fight diseases thereby putting the infected person at risk of opportunistic illnesses like tuberculosis, pneumonia, diarrhoea and herpes, which may eventually lead…

Save your baby from rickets

By Babylove Network | December 22, 2016

Vitamin D is essential in promoting absorption of calcium and phosphorus from the gastrointestinal tract, which children need to build strong bones. A deficiency of vitamin D makes it difficult to maintain proper calcium and phosphorus levels in their bones. If the body senses an imbalance of calcium and phosphorus in the bloodstream, it reacts…

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…

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…

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…

Shy moments 10

By Babylove Network | November 9, 2016

Foul move…! My husband and I got playful one night before bed. I tried my best to be as sexy as possible, without letting the fact that I was almost eight months pregnant stop me. While my husband was busy down there, a loud big fart escaped from my rear end. My poor husband’s face…

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…

Protect your baby from cigarette smoking

By Babylove Network | December 22, 2016

While many pregnant women do not smoke because they understand the dangers of cigarette smoking to their health and their babies, they still find themselves in surroundings that endanger their baby’s or unborn baby’s life. These include smoke from a thick cloud hanging in the air at a favourite restaurant, or a cigarette the spouse…

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…