May 23, 2017

Safe Motherhood Day: Kaduna State Goverment Budgets 100 Million Naira For Pregnant Women

To mark the World Safe Motherhood Day in the state, the Kaduna State Government says it will strengthen Primary Health Centres to ensure safe motherhood. Hajiya Hadiza Balarabe, the Executive Secretary of the State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA) said at a press conference on Monday in Kaduna to […]
September 28, 2016

Nausea in pregnancy could be good for you

Women who have experienced morning sickness and have probably disliked the feeling while praying for it to stop, may be surprised by the results of this new study. The NIH study finds that both nausea alone and nausea with vomiting are linked to a lower risk of miscarriage in the […]
September 4, 2016

Singapore confirms 27 new cases of Zika virus

Singapore officials on Sunday affirmed 27 more instances of privately transmitted Zika infection disease, bringing the aggregate to 242. Twenty five cases were connected to the first outbreak zone, one was connected to a potential new group and the other new case had no known connections to any existing, the […]
August 20, 2016

Pregnant women who consume paracetamol are likely to have hyperactive children

Pregnant women who take paracetamol are more likely to have children who are hyperactive, a new study has revealed. This is the result of a new study by scientists at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom (UK). According to the study, scientists found an association between mothers who […]
July 26, 2016

Safety committee recommends raw or runny eggs for pregnant women to eat

Raw or runny eggs are safe for pregnant women to eat, a safety committee has recommended. There is ‘very low’ risk of salmonella from UK eggs produced under the Lion code, a report from the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food, has said. (What kinds of eggs do […]
May 9, 2016

It’s now against the law to refuse a pregnant woman a drink at any bar in New York

A pregnant woman shows up at a New York City bar and wants to go in and order a drink despite health warnings against consuming alcohol while expecting. Should she be served? It’s against the law to refuse, under city Human Rights Commission guidelines released on Friday. They center on […]
May 8, 2016

Hospitals in France to pay pregnant women to stop smoking

Hospitals in cities across France will pay expectant mothers up to €300 in vouchers to stop smoking as part of a study to test the effectiveness financial incentives have on helping women quit while pregnant. It’s no secret that smoking during pregnancy is a no-no. It increases the likelihood of […]
May 3, 2016

Nigeria: Jankasa, Kaduna – How pregnant women die because of no health facility

Residents of Jankasa community, a village in Kaduna have decried absence of health facility in their community, saying they travel 15-20km to get access. Most rural areas in Nigeria are deprived of basic infrastructure; they have limited or no access to modern farm implements, no schools, no portable water, no […]