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Skin changes – Which symptoms should you ignore?

By Babylove Network | November 1, 2016

A good man is without sin, and a good skin without blemish.” But let’s face it: flawless skin is like a saint on earth, desirable but virtually impossible to acquire. During your pregnancy, hormonal changes will affect every system of your body. Your skin, like any other part, will not be spared. You may develop…

Baby from rape – Baby from rape – taking the first steps…

By Babylove Network | May 2, 2020

Finding That Ray Of Hope In A Time Of Crisis Note: real names of individuals and locations withheld Jacinta had completed her fourth form the year before. Her mother, a school teacher who lived in Muhura, wanted Jacinta to attend computer classes. Since there were no computer schools in Muhura, she requested her younger brother…

Vaginal examinations — what the nurse told me

By Babylove Network | May 2, 2020

For a first timer like me, it probably comes as a very shy incident when a doctor or other medical professionals request to examine one of the most hidden and guarded parts of your body. The first nurse to request me to do this obviously thought she was ‘examining’ me, but in my mind it was…

What pregnant women want…in their own words

By Babylove Network | May 2, 2020

Pregnant women now tell it all…from their hearts! Many of us are sensitive to scents. One day everything is fine and a few days or weeks after confirming you are pregnant, you suddenly cannot stand the smell of things. I remember clearing all the soap from our house. My husband looks at me like ‘we…

Stop mother to child HIV infection

By Babylove Network | May 2, 2020

A mother can minimize the risk of HIV transmission to her child by taking certain measures to prevent transmission of the virus after delivery. What is the difference between HIV and AIDS? HIV is the short form for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Discovered in the early 1980s, it is commonly thought to have developed from a…

Changes in your weight during pregnancy

By Babylove Network | May 2, 2020

In today’s society, most people (especially women) view wait gain with trepidation. The pregnancy period has a mandatory and compulsory weight gain requirement, for healthy foetal growth and development as well as energy source for mums

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What to eat when pregnant – first trimester advice

By Babylove Network | May 2, 2020

What you eat during your pregnancy defines your pregnancy experience! Nutrition in your pregnancy diet plan should be among top priorities. What to eat during your pregnancy for the health and growth of your baby, is about making the right decisions regarding nutrition in your pregnancy diet plan. Nutritional choice in your diet plan is…

Mum is in the toilet — vomiting the baby!

By Babylove Network | May 2, 2020

Episodes of shy and funny pregnancy moments as narrated by mums and dads… ‘Mum is in the toilet… She is vomiting the baby!’ Some weeks back I naively told my five-year old son that ‘mum has a baby in her stomach.’ He has an annoying habit of picking my cellphone when it rings despite my objection. Two…

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Safe sex during pregnancy — Know when to stop!

By Babylove Network | May 2, 2020

Safe sex during pregnancy is generally recommended, but you should know when to stop! Contrary to common belief, you can have safe sex during pregnancy whenever you choose to. Yes, throughout pregnancy. Safe sex during pregnancy cannot harm you or your baby unless there are other factors involved. There are three useful tips on this matter:…

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Vaginal examination — What it is and what to expect

By Babylove Network | May 2, 2020

Vaginal examination requires sensitivity Parting her legs to have a vaginal examination is one of the most challenging moments for a woman, especially if it is happening to her for the first time. Considering that it requires you to put aside your privacy for a while and to allow somebody else to ‘intrude,’ a vaginal…

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