South Africa: Which South African Health Districts Have the Highest Rate of Caesarean Sections?
[Bhekisisa] Some districts report Caesarean rates of 40%, which is much higher than the 26% national average for public hospitals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 10, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: A Changing Birth - What's Behind SA's Skyrocketing C-Section Rates?
[Bhekisisa] Almost one in four babies born at public hospitals come into the world via c-section but is it costing some women their lives? (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 9, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: We Are Too Poor to Take Care of Triplets, Father Begs for Help
[Vanguard] Their birth was supposed to bring joy unspeakable, but the reverse was the case as the father of three, Abdul Rafiu Adeola-Adekanye, who was again blessed with triplets, has cried out for help in Okela Ikare-Akoko area of Ondo State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 6, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Why Improving Access to Surgery in Childbirth Makes Economic Sense
[The Conversation Africa] Maternal mortality remains high around the world, with more than 303,000 women dying in pregnancy, childbirth or shortly afterwards. The majority (99%) of these deaths occur in developing countries. More than half of these deaths are in sub-Saharan Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 2, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: Gauteng Welcomes Over 100 New Year Babies
[SAnews.gov.za] Public health facilities around Gauteng delivered 106 births by lunchtime of the first day of 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 2, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: Nearly Half of Maternal Deaths in SA Are Teenage Mothers - Health MEC
[News24Wire] KwaZulu-Natal health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo is calling for a dialogue about the dangers of unprotected sex and the high proportion of maternal deaths during teenage pregnancies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 2, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Lamu Launches Sh137m Project to Improve Contraceptive Use
[Nation] Lamu County has launched a three-year plan aimed at increasing the rate of contraceptive use from 43 percent to at least 46 percent by the year 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 28, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: Over 300 Healthy Babies Born On Christmas Day in Gauteng
[News24Wire] Public health facilities across Gauteng were abuzz on Christmas Day as 324 babies were born, the provincial Department of Health said in a statement on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 27, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: Birth Certificates for Christmas Babies
[SAnews.gov.za] In the spirit of Christmas, Home Affairs Minister Siyabonga Cwele is set to hand out birth certificates to the parents of "Christmas babies" in KwaZulu-Natal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 24, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Mozambique: Decree Discriminating Against Pregnant Schoolgirls Revoked
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican Ministry of Education has revoked a misogynist decree of 2003 which ordered all pregnant schoolgirls to attend night classes, and banned them from day classes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 24, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Young Girls At Risk of Mistimed Pregnancies in Kenya - Survey
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Young girls in Kenya experience a higher risk of mistimed and unwanted pregnancy compared to older women, according to a new study by the Health Ministry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 18, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: Did Teen Pregnancy Really Increase By 80 Percent in This Province?
[Bhekisisa] This province reported skyrocketing rates of teen pregnancy but behind the figures lies a story about sex, knowledge and data. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 14, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Make Babies in Family and Outside, Advises Jimi Wanjigi
[Nairobi News] City tycoon Jimi Wanjigi has urged Kenyans to give birth to more children in order to achieve greatness that comes with numbers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 12, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Donor Breast Milk Timely Help for Premature Babies
[Monitor] It is common among mothers who give birth to premature babies [at fewer than 37 weeks] to find difficulty producing breast milk immediately. In this case, experts require specifically human breast milk to increase the baby's survival chances. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 10, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Hospital Deliveries Double in 16 Years, Says New Survey
[Monitor] Kampala -The number of women delivering in health facilities has doubled in the last 16 years, the Uganda Demographic and Health Survey (UDHS) report reveals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 10, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Three Babies Die Over Absence of Midwives
[Monitor] Busia -Buteba Health Centre III in Busia District was a scene of grief on Tuesday after two mothers lost their babies due to alleged absence of midwives at the facility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 6, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Family Planning, an Effective Anti - Poverty Intervention Strategy
[Swenga] According to the Mckinsey Global Institute, if women were able to participate in the economy at the same level as men, it would add some 28 trillion US dollars to the global Gross Domestic Product. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 6, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Condom Stock Out Hits Bukwo Hospital
[Observer] Bukwo general hospital has run out of condoms. The facility hasn't had condom supplies for close to five months, with the last supply coming in July this year according to the authorities. Empty condom dispensers can be seen hanging around different corners of the hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 3, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Women Must Make Own Choices On Abortion
[Namibian] When Charmaine, a 22-year-old woman arrived at the social work department accompanied by her boyfriend (Sam), he wanted her to terminate her pregnancy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 3, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Big Debate On Sex Education and Controversy of Teen Pregnancies
[Nation] As renewed debate on sex education continues after controversy over teen pregnancies, Mr Peter Mogaka rests easy with the knowledge that all his schooling daughters are on birth control. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 3, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ghana: Double Track System Is Indication of Population Crisis - PPAG
[Ghanaian Times] The Executive Director of the Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG), Abena Adubea Amoah Acheampong has described the double track system under the Free SHS policy as a population crisis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 30, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria to Become World's Capital for Infants' Death By 2021 - World Bank
[This Day] By 2021, Africa's giant, Nigeria, will be crowned world's capital for death of infants under the age of five, overtaking India, the latest bi-annual economic report of the World Bank's Bretton Woods Institution has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 30, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: Bad Roads Threaten Safe Motherhood
[Gender Links] Balaka -Bad roads coupled with long distances are fueling deaths of expectant mothers in Malawi with the 2015/2016 Demographic Health Survey (DHS) findings indicating that maternal mortality ratio is at 439 per 100,000 live births. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 29, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Stakeholders in Africa Urged to Expand Family Planning Services to Youth
[Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu -Stakeholders in Africa have been urged to scale up their efforts in reaching out to youth with Family Planning Services (FPS). (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 29, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: Pregnant Soldier's Dismissal Becomes Hot Debated Issue
[Daily News] SOME backbenchers led by Mr Jaku Hashim Ayoub (Paje) on Wednesday expressed concern over the firing of a female recruit soldier from her job in the wake of a positive pregnancy test. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 29, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Nigerian Women Under Pressure to Bear More Children'
[Vanguard] Nigerian women are often under pressure by family and through societal expectations to give birth to more children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 27, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Nsambya Hospital to Set Up Breast Milk Bank
[Monitor] Kampala -Mothers in Uganda with excess breast milk will be able to donate it and save lives of vulnerable babies effective next year as St Francis Hospital Nsambya in collaboration with Ministry of Health establishes a human breast milk bank. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 27, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: DPP Orders Probe on Teen Pregnancies, Early Marriage
[Nation] Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji has ordered police to investigate the many cases of teenage pregnancy and early marriage in Kilifi County and other parts of the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 27, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Family Planning Is Not a 'Women's Issue' but a Development Issue As It Impacts the Economy - Rwandan Prime Minister
[UNFPA] Kigali, Rwanda -Family planning is one of the most cost-effective ways of promoting people's wellbeing, said Rwanda's Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente at the 5th International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Kigali, Rwanda from 12 to 15 November. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 26, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Marie Stopes Suspends Safe Abortion Services in Kenya
[Capital FM] Kenya -Marie Stopes Kenya has suspended some of its reproductive health services, including what it describes as "safe abortion." services". (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 25, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: 208 Babies Die At State Hospital
[Namibian] Forty-eight hours - that is how long most newborn babies survive at the Oshakati State Hospital in the Oshana region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 22, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Angola: Angola With Nearly 27,000 Pregnant Women HIV Positive
[ANGOP] Luanda -Nearly 27,000 pregnant women, out of 310,000 living with HIV in Angola, are HIV-positive, according to estimates by 2017 of the National Institute for the Fight against Aids (INLS).1 / 1 (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 21, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Banning Marie Stopes Services Will Be Felt By the Poor
[Nation] Kisumu -Information is power. When people have access to accurate information on how to remain healthy and where to get services, they are more likely to make informed decisions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 19, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Millions At Risk Globally From U.S. Abortion 'Gag Rule' - Experts
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kigali -A gag rule imposed by President Donald Trump that bans U.S.-funded groups around the world from discussing abortion has sown confusion and fear in developing nations, risking the health of millions of women, experts said on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 16, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: Uproar After Govt 'Denies' Foreign Children Birth Certificates
[CAJ News] Pretoria -HUMAN, refugee and children's rights groups have rejected proposals by the South African government to discontinue the issuing of birth certificates to foreign children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 16, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Ministry to Probe Teenage Pregnancies
[Nation] Labour Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani has formed a team of senior Ministry officials to investigate teenage pregnancies in Kilifi County where 13,624 cases were reported this year among learners aged 15 to 19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 16, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Ibidunni Ighodalo Dances With Her Baby
[This Day] This is that time of the year when trepidation threatens to take over. It is that time of the year that the successful businesswoman, Mrs. Ibidunni Ighodalo must, again, fulfill her solemn promise to God. She had committed herself to help couples going through the challenges of childlessness by providing spiritual, financial and psychological support. On Friday, November 16 at the MUSON Centre in Onikan, Lagos, her Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation (IIF) will hold its second Parents-in-Waiting Conference to hel (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 15, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: Kongwa Hospital Seeks to Save Preterm Infants
[Daily News] KONGWA District Hospital is set to introduce a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to provide healthcare for ill and premature infants, a move that will help reduce infant mortality in the area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 15, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: Deputy Minister Touts Protection of Premature Babies
[Daily News] DEPUTY Minister for Health, Ms Harusi Said Suleiman, has called for maximum protection of premature babies, saying giving birth prematurely is not a curse. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 15, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: U.S.$350 Million Committed For Global Family Planning
[New Times] Women in developing countries around the world, especially those who are least privileged could have better access to reproductive health and family planning services, thanks to financial commitments that were made in Kigali by three major donors on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 15, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Aisha Buhari Tasks Wives of Governors On Maternal, Child Mortality in Nigeria
[Premium Times] Wife of the Nigerian president, Aisha Buhari, has urged wives of state governors in the country to keep championing Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAH+N) advocacy in their states. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 15, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Groundbreaking Regional Strategy On Sexual and Reproductive Health Gets Ministerial Approval for Southern Africa
[UNFPA] Windhoek -The Southern African Development Community's ground-breaking and far-reaching Regional Strategy for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights 2019-2030, as well as a Score Card and indicators to measure progress, was approved here by the Ministers of Health and Minister responsible for HIV& AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 14, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Records Over a Million Unwanted Pregnancies in 2018
[Guardian] The 2018 global family planning report revealed that Nigeria has recorded over 1.3 million unwanted pregnancies in 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 14, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: Newborn Baby Left On Doorstep in Eastern Cape Village
[News24Wire] A five-day-old baby girl was abandoned on the doorstep of a homestead in an Eastern Cape village, provincial police said on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 12, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: Alleged Shoplifter Gives Birth in Holding Cell of Table View Police Station
[News24Wire] A 23-year-old woman, apprehended for alleged shoplifting in Table View, suddenly went into labour in police holding cells on Thursday morning and gave birth to a healthy baby girl, Cape Town police said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 9, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Aims for Universal Coverage of Maternal, Child Health Services By 2024
[New Times] Rwanda aims to achieve universal coverage of equitable quality maternal, neonatal and child health services by 2024, Rwandan health minister Diane Gashumba said Thursday in the capital city of Kigali. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 9, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: 41 Candidates Have Given Birth in Kitui Since KCSE Exams Began
[Capital FM] Kitui -Forty one students have given birth in Kitui County since the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations began on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 8, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: The Joy of Child Spacing While Giving Birth - One PHC's Story
[Nigeria Health Watch] Rijiyar Lemu Model Primary Health Center (PHC) along Kano - Katsina road on the outskirts of Kano city centre is unlike many other PHCs in Nigeria. Although the building is somewhat rundown and could do with some renovation, the PHC is large enough to accommodate several offices and there is a moderate staff force. Besides the regular outpatient and inpatient services, antenatal, immunization, maternity services and family planning services are also available. The PHC serves the densely populated Rijiyar L (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 7, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Alarm Over High Teen Pregnancies in Isiolo
[Nation] At least seven Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) candidates in Isiolo County are heavily pregnant. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 7, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: MP Offers Sh2,000 for Every Woman Who Gives Birth
[Nation] Mbeere North legislator Muriuki Njagagua has come up with a plan to stop his constituency from being scrapped: he will give every woman who gives birth Sh2,000 to increase the population. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 7, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news