Kenya: Breaking the Silence That Led to a High Teenage Pregnancy Rate in a Kenyan County
[UNFPA] The diminutive figure wields a surprisingly strong, authoritative voice. Fourteen young mothers are listening to Priscilla Chingulu, who is adept at inspiring crowds. For a nation with an acknowledged teenage pregnancy problem - and even more so during the COVID19 pandemic - this group represents a small but important step forward. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 14, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Making Childbirth Less Arduous for Pregnant Women
[This Day] Rebecca Ejifoma, who visited the Iyana-Era in Ojo area of Lagos State, reports that the goal of healthcare workers, especially those in involved in the process of childbirth in Primary Health Centres, should be to make the journey less arduous for pregnant women, which in the long run reduces maternal mortality. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 13, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: No Sir, School Is Hardly the Place for Pregnant Teens
[Nation] Sample this: "School is important but it can wait," read a Cutting Edge item, titled, 'Expectant pupils' published last Thursday. In it, Job Momanyi rejected the directive to force expectant pupils and mothers back to class. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 12, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Special Facilities Set Up in Schools for Teen Mothers
[Nation] Some schools have put in place special measures to help thousands of girls who got pregnant during the long break and teen mothers return to their studies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 11, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Why Nigeria's Maternal Mortality Amongst Highest in the World
[Daily Trust] Contributes 20 per cent to global maternal deaths (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 9, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Many Pregnant Pupils May Not Resume Learning As Schools Reopen
[Nation] Back to school - Many pupils won't be able to return to school today due to the high number of Covid-19 pandemic pregnancies, laments Tabby Ogutu. This, she adds, is an issue that shouldn't be taken lightly. "Firstly, schools need to create a conducive environment for this group. There should also be special guidance and counselling units to tackle this menace." Her contact is tabithaogutu18@gmail.com. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 4, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: On Giving Birth During a Pandemic in South Africa
[Daily Maverick] When South Africa went into lockdown expectant mothers had to give birth in the middle of a pandemic. Some of them share their experiences of birth and motherhood in a masked and socially distanced world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 31, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Women Need Support and Understanding After Miscarriage
[IPS] Abuja -- Recently, Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, wrote a piece sharing about her miscarriage. I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second, she wrote. She is part of a growing list of celebrities who have publicly shared their experiences with miscarriages. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 30, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: Youths Raise Awareness On Abortion Bill
[Nyasa Times] Mzuzu Youth Advocates has intensified community awareness on the importance of Parliament to deliberate the Termination of Pregnancy Amendment Bill and pass it into a comprehensive and inclusive. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 28, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: MEC Madoda Sambatha On Babies Born On Christmas Day in North West Province
[Govt of SA] The North West Health MEC Madoda Sambatha has commended all women who gave birth on Christmas Day for attendance of the Antenatal Clinic which ensured that they give birth to healthy babies. The Province has as at 23h59 on the 25 December recorded a total of 133 babies made of 68 males and 65 females. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 28, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Moi Hospital Delivers 88 Christmas Babies
[Nation] More than 80 expectant mothers at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) in Eldoret celebrated Christmas by giving birth at the facility. A total of 88 babies were born at the facility on Christmas day and December 26. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 28, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Joy for Mt Darwin Expecting Mothers
[The Herald] Expecting mothers in Mt Darwin got more than they had hoped for on Wednesday when they received preparation kits from First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 18, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: WFP Assisting More Expectant Mothers With Nutritional Support
[New Zimbabwe] In November, WFP Zimbabwe hosted a five-day mission for Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan, WFP's Special Advisor on Mother and Child Health and Nutrition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 17, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Preventing Teenage Pregnancy Through Relief for Girl-Child
[This Day] Funmi Ogundare writes on the need for collaboration to reduce the incidence of teenage pregnancy through appropriate sex education in schools, having family sizes one can care for, proper prosecution of child molesters, improving access to contraceptives, not stigmatising and discriminating against the pregnant girls, as well as ensuring a favourable economic policy that will favour them in the long run. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 16, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Burkina Faso: WHO Supports the Ministry of Health in the Proper Use of Medicines for Safe Interruption of Pregnancy Permitted By National Laws
[WHO] The Ministry of Health of Burkina Faso is working to improve access to quality sexual and reproductive health services by operationalizing the Policies, Standards, and Protocols (PNP) recently updated by the Directorate of Family Health. In this regard, WHO has provided technical assistance to revising the National List of Essential Drugs with the integration of misoprostol and mifepristone indicated for the safe Termination of Pregnancy service in accordance with national laws. Emergency contraception was (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 15, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Unsafe Abortions Are a Major Public Health Concern
[Gender Links] Unsafe abortion cases are rife among youth and adults in Zimbabwe owing to high medical costs, restrictive abortion laws and lack of or inadequate youth friendly clinics that offers sexual reproductive health services, negative attitudes by service providers towards patients, lack of knowledge on how and where to seek services among others. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Rwanda: No Woman Should Die Giving Life - First Lady Jeannette Kagame
[New Times] First Lady Jeannette Kagame has emphasized the need to improve healthcare services given to women, saying that it was important to ensure that no woman dies while giving birth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Rwanda: No Woman Should Die Giving Life - First Lady
[New Times] First Lady Jeannette Kagame has emphasized the need to improve healthcare services given to women, saying that it was important to ensure that no woman dies while giving birth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Boys Who Impregnate Female Students to Be Sent Home - Govt
[Monitor] Male students who will impregnate their female counterparts at school will also be sent home for the period the girl will spend way during pregnancy and giving birth, as part of the punishment to reduce teenage pregnancies in schools. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Dying While Giving Life - the Pain of Nigerian Women
[This Day] It is still not a good time for the Nigerian pregnant woman. For every 100,000 deliveries, at least 512 of them die, hence making the country one of the worst places on earth to give birth. This record prompted a research by a consortium of health advocates into why women die in their numbers during childbirth. Martins Ifijeh writes on key findings from the research. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 10, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Their Husbands Abandoned Them in Labour. So Other Women Stepped Up.
[African Arguments] Failed by the men in their communities and the broader system, women in Kano have formed an association to support each other. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 10, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Muslim Council Endorses Abortion Bill
[Nyasa Times] A group of Sheikh's leaders from different Muslim organisations in the country which are under the Qadriyyah Muslim Association of Malawi (QMAM) through Qadriyyah Ulama Council in Malawi (QUCM) has come out to openly support the controversial proposed Termination of Pregnancy Bill. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 8, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Health Workers Gain Knowledge On Reducing Maternal, Perinatal Deaths
[New Zimbabwe] ENSURING good maternal and neonatal health has been one of the key priorities in Zimbabwe's health sector. While the mortality rate is still unacceptably high, progress is being made to ensure that no woman or child dies during birth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 7, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Liberia: Visually Impaired Kids Join Nuod's 'Global Disabled People's Day' Celebration
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The event was the year 2020's celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), organized by the National Union of Organizations of the Disabled (NUOD), an independent advocacy and capacity-building mother-body led by Madam Naomi B. Harris as president. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 7, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Stories From Uganda - Forced to Walk to Hospital While in Labour
[Gra ça Machel Trust] A few weeks before her due date, Gloria Nalwoga watched a TV report featuring a story of a mother who had died while walking to hospital during the COVID - 19 lockdown. Her heart went out to the woman and all the other disadvantaged expectant mothers living in rural Uganda unable to access proper transportation services like ambulances and cabs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 4, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Alarm Over High Number of Teen Pregnancies, Incest in Kaloleni
[Nation] Kaloleni MP Paul Katana has raised an alarm over the high number of teen pregnancies and incest cases in the constituency. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 4, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Hyperprolactinemia and Infertility (II)
[This Day] EFFECT OF HYPERPROLACTINEMIA ON FERTILITY IN WOMEN (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 3, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Kilifi Girls to Benefit From Safe Spaces to Curb Teen Pregnancies
[Nation] About 3,000 girls from Kilifi County are set to undergo life skills training that will help curb teen pregnancies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 2, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: 10 Pregnant Girls, Children Rescued in Ogun Baby Factory
[Daily Trust] Abeokuta -- Operatives of Ogun Police Command, yesterday, busted a baby factory at Ofada, Mowe, Obafemi-Owode LGA and rescued 10 captives including pregnant mothers and kids. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 2, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: MP Ngwale Says Will Table Abortion Bill in Parlimanent February 2021
[Nyasa Times] Chairperson for Parliamentary Health Committee, Dr. Mathews Ngwale says he will table the the controversial Termination of Pregnancy Billduring the February, 2021 Parliamentary Sitting with hope that legislators will give a nod to the bill. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 30, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Rwanda: Why AC Group Increased Maternity Leave for Employees to Five Months
[New Times] While some employers may be wary of hiring young women for fear that they will be away from work during maternity leave, AC Group, a Rwandan technology company, is offering their employees five months paid maternity leave. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 27, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: #GivingBirthInNigeria - Curbing Nigeria's High Rate of Maternal Deaths Through Community MPDSR
[Nigeria Health Watch] Maternal mortality, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) is the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days following the delivery or termination of a pregnancy. The WHO notes that Nigeria alone accounts for nearly 20% of global maternal deaths. Globally, maternal mortality remains a major public health concern, especially in poorly resourced and developing countries, including Nigeria. About 295, 000 women around the world reportedly died during pregnancy and childbirth in 2017, with sub (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 26, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Group to Launch 'Why Are Women Dying While Giving Birth in Nigeria?' Report
[Nigeria Health Watch] Africare,Nigeria Health Watch and EpiAFRIC are set to launch a report on the causes of maternal deaths in communities in Nigeria on Monday, 30 November 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 26, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Rundu Gets N$53m Maternity Ward
[New Era] Rundu -- The long-awaited refurbishment of the maternity ward at the Rundu Intermediate Hospital has finally been completed after construction started six years ago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 25, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Misery of Three 16-Year-Old Sisters Impregnated By the Same Man
[Nairobi News] Three sisters from Tana River County who are aged 16 have each delivered a set of twins at a Garissa hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 24, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: State-of-the-Art Neonatal Unit for Swakopmund
[Namibian] THE government has provided about N$27 million for the construction of a modern neonatal unit and a mothers' shelter at Swakopmund. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 23, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Mental Health, a Silent Burden for Women #GivingBirthinNigeria
[Nigeria Health Watch] Adeona (not real name) narrates the mental breakdown she suffered when carrying and delivering her fourth and last child. She was sick throughout her pregnancy. And yet her husband expected her to function normally as a wife and mother and fully support the family. Through the morning sickness, vomiting and complications of her pregnancy she did not receive any support from her relatives. Adeona lives in Ibadan, Oyo state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 20, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: Amana Hospital Gets Alms for Premature Babies' Care
[Daily News] PREMATURE Babies Organisation has stepped in to provide medical equipment support to Amana Regional Referral Hospital in Dar es Salaam aimed at reducing deaths of premature babies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 20, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Managing Emotions in Infertility (II)
[This Day] Last week, we started the discussion on how infertility can affect your emotions, highlighting the symptoms of emotional disturbances and ways to manage them. This week we will continue the discussions on psychological management of emotions in infertility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 20, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: UNFPA Mobilises U.S.$8 Billion to Campaign Against Maternal Deaths, GBV
[This Day] United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), has said that it has been able rally financial pledges to the tune of $8 billion in support of the global effort aimed at achieving zero preventable maternal deaths, zero unmet need for family planning, zero gender-based violence and harmful practices by 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 19, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Restoring Dignity at Centre of New Plan to Boost Hospital Births
[Nation] More mothers will now give birth in hospital following the launch of a new plan aimed at lowering deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 19, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: When Children Go Hungry - What Happens When School Meals Stop?
[spotlight] It is mid-morning on a Wednesday in Extension 8, a township area in Makhanda in the Eastern Cape. Children line the fence with their containers, eager for their first meal of the day from Lulama Maseti's pop-up soup kitchen. Judging by the looks, chatter and size of the queue, it seems school is closed for the day so many learners cannot get their usual school meal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 12, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation Awards 40 Couples IVF Grants
[This Day] Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation (IIF), through its Project 40at40 in accordance with the wishes of the late founder, Mrs. Ibidunni Ighodalo, has awarded 40 couples In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) grants. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 12, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: Report for Eclampsia, Pregnant Mothers Told
[Daily News] IN a bid to address eclampsia in pregnant women, health experts have advised that they early attend Clinics, where they will be directed on what to do. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 11, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Maternal and Infant Mortality Highest Burden in Counties - UN
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- A UN report on maternal and child health has revealed a significant reduction of preventable maternal, new born, and child deaths in Kenya's highest burdened counties in the last five years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 9, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Miraa Trader Charged With Killing Unborn Child
[Nation] A miraa trader accused of assaulting her pregnant colleague, resulting in the loss of the foetus, has been charged with killing an unborn baby. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 6, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Consortium On Newborn Screening in Africa Launch, Promote Care of SCD Patients
[This Day] Each year, an estimated 150,000 babies in Nigeria are born with sickle cell disease (SCD). Yet many do not live past the age of five because they lack access to diagnostic testing and comprehensive care. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 5, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Boost Training to Stop Rise in 'Devastating' Birth Injury
[SciDev.Net] Nairobi -- The number of women in Uganda suffering from obstetric fistula will continue to rise if they go to local traditional healers because healthcare facilities with trained staff are inaccessible, a study warns. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 5, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Accessing Sexual Reproductive Health Information
[SciDev.Net] Did you listen to our previous episode on how women in Sub-Saharan Africa access abortions? On Africa Science Focus this week, we explore apps young people in Sub-Saharan Africa can access to get information on sexual reproductive health in a bid to reduce unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection, including HIV-AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 5, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Govt Urged to Quit U.S.-Led Anti-Abortion Pact
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -- Critics say the Geneva Consensus Declaration is a bid to weaken global efforts to safeguard women's sexual and reproductive health and rights (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 4, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news