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I am nervous about ultrasound scan

By Babylove Network | June 22, 2021

I am nervous about ultrasound scan Is it the same as an X-ray? during which trimester is it safe? Will it harm my baby? When  I went for my first ultrasound scan I was very nervous,’ says Nancy Bartilol who is expecting to deliver in October 2006. Every mother has reason to be afraid of…

Labour pains: How women see it

By Babylove Network | July 7, 2021

Fear of labour pains is experienced by millions of women world over; it is dreaded by both pregnant women and the yet to be pregnant. Writer Elizabeth Ombati spoke to a number of women who shared their labour fears. Mary Anne, not pregnant I do not want to get pregnant. Having read a lot about…

I had so many questions!

By Babylove Network | June 22, 2021

‘I had so many questions!’ When MARY KINYUA learnt that she was pregnant, she could not stop asking questions. Many things puzzled her, from why her stomach was not bulging to how the baby finally gets delivered. In spite of her relentless curiosity, she had a very patient doctor who answered all her questions with…

How to stop your baby’s thumb-sucking

By Babylove Network | July 1, 2021

Thumb sucking is normal in babies and young children. A natural sucking instinct leads some babies to suck their thumbs during their first few months of life, or even before birth. Babies may also suck their fingers, hands, or items such as pacifiers. They have a natural urge to suck, which usually decreases at the…

Coping as a Pregnant Reporter

By Babylove Network | July 3, 2021

Being a pregnant reporter can be quite complicated. One has to not only carry equipment, cables and documents; sometimes you have to run to venues or in times of trouble, out of them! The risks to both mum and baby are when it comes to fieldwork. Charity Katago-Kamau says, ‘Business reporting has it’s own challenges…

Eclampsia

By Babylove Network | July 2, 2021

Eclampsia CAN IT KILL AN EXPECTANT WOMAN? PRE-ECLAMPSIA is the name given to a duster of symptoms which can appear from the 20th week of pregnancy onwards. In medical terms it is referred to as pre-eclamptic toxaemia (PET), toxaemia, EPH gestosis or metabolic toxaemia of late pregnancy. This condition is life threatening to both the…

Foresight-Tips

By Babylove Network | June 27, 2021

To be prepared is half the victory, says Miguel De Cervantes. That is why it is important that you are equipped with the following tit-bits as you plan walking down pregnancy path. Protect your health Eat small frequent meals Eat snacks in between meals Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables with every meal. Drink enough…

Inverted Nipple

By Babylove Network | June 26, 2021

To many, talking of 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…

Breastfeeding Tips

By Babylove Network | July 9, 2021

MUMS SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES ‘My baby is refusing to breastfeed’ This is a common statement made by first-time mums after a nurse gives them the baby to breastfeed for the first time. Frustrated and confused, they end up crying. First-time mums must be painfully familiar with this scenario. Esther Wahome who delivered her second child,…

Boredom expectantly

By Babylove Network | July 9, 2021

Hobbies would have come in handy for Joanne. Mums and mums-to-be can borrow a few leaves from Joanne’s solutions: 1. Knitting: An art that is easy to learn and keeps one occupied. Also, one can follow through quite easily. You just need to know how to knit and purl: after you get knitting needles, of…

 

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