Being a Mom

All you need to know about getting pregnant when menopausal

All you need to know about getting pregnant when menopausal

At the age of 40, age starts telling on our body and a lot of hormonal changes happen.  This increases the risks of complications in pregnancy and delivery hence when older and pregnant, it is termed high risk. One of these changes happens to our ovaries as they gradually begin to make less estrogen. It…

Woman Crush Wednesday – Blessing Ojochenemi Adams
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Woman Crush Wednesday – Blessing Ojochenemi Adams

When our firstborn clocked 2 years, like every other couple, we decided it was time for another baby. However, it wasn’t happening just like that until I realized I needed to work on myself and be mindful of what I take; I did a lot of research and came up with using natural/organic seeds and…

Woman Crush Wednesday – Titilayo Oriolowo

Woman Crush Wednesday – Titilayo Oriolowo

As a registered Nurse, there are some things you feel will not be a problem or that you can avoid but that is not always the case. I got married in the year 2010 and it seemed all blissful but the bliss was followed by a constant scrutiny of my belly. Trust our culture lol…

Woman Crush Wednesday – Chioma Imogieme
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Woman Crush Wednesday – Chioma Imogieme

Thinking back about my pregnancy stories, I feel the pain all over and I am happy I don’t look like what I have been through. I don’t pray my pain for any woman but I believe this story will touch someone and give them hope to pull through till they become moms too. I got…

Woman Crush Wednesday – Sophie Eku
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Woman Crush Wednesday – Sophie Eku

My journey started in 2015. This was when I decided it was time to have a baby. I went to the hospital to do a checkup and I was certified ok, that I had healthy eggs and I could have a baby. So we started trying for a baby. In 2016, I was so busy…

Woman Crush Wednesday – Moe’s Story

Woman Crush Wednesday – Moe’s Story

I got pregnant with my first baby at the age of 31, his birth was a miracle and an experience I would never forget. Two days before his delivery, I was going through serious pains in my back n diarrhea, I couldn’t eat nor sleep I went to my hospital, and the doctor I saw…

Some Baby Mistakes We Make when out with baby

Some Baby Mistakes We Make when out with baby

Do you know we have an inbuilt baby manual? We all feel its hard work having a baby when we don’t have one and wonder how we will cope when we do but as soon as we have one, boom! We just know the right things to do and we have a series of dictations…

Back Pains During and After Pregnancy

Back Pains During and After Pregnancy

Back pain is often a fact of pregnancy life. It is predicted that at least half of pregnant women will experience it at some point during their pregnancy. Back pain through pregnancy normally takes the form of aches, stiffness and soreness in the upper or lower back plus hips and can sometimes be felt in…

Depression. A common occurrence with older motherhood

Depression. A common occurrence with older motherhood

A recent study from Canada has observed higher rates of depression in mothers who have children after the age of 40. The prevalence of depression after delivery was about threefold higher in women aged 40 to 44 years as compared to women aged 30 to 35 years. This relationship was even stronger after controlling for potential…

Knowing the healthy symptoms and the unhealthy – edema

Knowing the healthy symptoms and the unhealthy – edema

Getting pregnant generally is a thing of joy but there are some symptoms that make pregnancy no fun. Most are not harmful but as an older Mom, we need to identify the harmful ones so we can be cautious when we have them. During pregnancy, you may have mild swelling throughout your body especially, in…