Nigeria:2,7 Million Nigerian Women Have Abortions - Expert
[Premium Times] A Public Health Scientist, Suzanne Bell on Thursday said the abortion rate by women of reproductive age in Nigeria has risen between 1.8 and 2.7 million. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 21, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa:The Gospel of Shame - How Christian Groups Thwart the Right to Abortion
[Bhekisisa] Are faith-based NGOs breaking the law when they refuse to give women information on where to terminate their pregnancies? (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 21, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya:Unsafe Abortions Kill Seven Daily
[Nation] Kenya is in the grip of a national health crisis as millions of shillings are spent reducing complications from unsafe abortions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 21, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Rwanda:Rwf1 Billion Campaign Seeks to Lower Teenage Pregnancies
[New Times] Local leaders have welcomed a new campaign aimed at promoting sexual and reproductive health rights as well as addressing gender based violence among teenagers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 19, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria:Neonatal Health - Are Nigeria's Newborns Being Left Behind?
[Nigeria Health Watch] Hussein (not real name) was born preterm at 27 weeks, weighing about half a kilogram (0.5kg). Hussein's mother did not get to see her son until 12 hours after his birth, and when she did, he was covered in tubes, fighting for his life in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with the help of an incubator and ventilator to support his fragile lungs. Hussein, spent a few more weeks in the neonatal unit and slowly gained weight and he was able to breathe independently. Hussein has just celebrated his first bi (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 18, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria:Displaced but Determined in Borno - Exclusive Breastfeeding in the Midst of a Humanitarian Crisis
[Nigeria Health Watch] The Bakassi Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp in Maiduguri is home to over 30,000 people. It is one of several IDP camps in Borno State where victims of the Boko Haram conflict, forced to abandon their homes, have taken refuge. As a result of this conflict, the longest (since 2009) and one of the deadliest Nigeria has ever witnessed, thousands have lost their lives and millions have been displaced, creating a large-scale humanitarian crisis reported to be one of the worst on the African continent in (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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Liberia:Fistula Survivors Plead With Govt and Partners for Continued Support
[FrontPageAfrica] Phebe, Bong County -In mixed emotions, including tears of joy and what lies ahead of them, 18 graduates of the UNFPA-supported Fistula Rehabilitation and Reintegration Project with funding from Zonta International are urging their benefactors and others not to stop their support toward the program. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 17, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Govt Called to Extend Maternity Leave
[The Herald] The Mashonaland Central Junior Parliament has called on Government to extend maternity leave from three months to six months in line with the World Health Organisation's recommendations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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Kenya:Where Women Are Fined Sh2,200 for Giving Birth At Home
[Nairobi News] Women in a Tanzanian village have made startling revelation of how a government health facility has been fining women who deliver their babies at home. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 14, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda:Rising Abortion in Adolescents Worries Experts
[Monitor] Kampala -Out of the 2.3 million women who got pregnant in 2013, in Uganda, 386,000 were adolescents aged between 15 and 19 years, and an estimated 57,000 of these pregnancies were aborted, according to findings of a study presented yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 13, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia:'My Son Was Born Without an Oesophagus'
[New Era] Seven months into her pregnancy in 2015, Utjitaye Kangun ÿe was given the option to either terminate her pregnancy because her unborn baby would have serious birth defects. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 10, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda:Vasectomy, the Dos and Don'ts of the Procedure
[Monitor] At the age of 43, Dr Peter Ddungu decided he wanted to give his three children the best in life and the best way to do this was not to have more children thus he decided to undergo a permanent family planning procedure -vasectomy at only Shs30,000. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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Nigeria:Firm Introduces New Drug to Tackle Infant Mortality
[Guardian] With close to one million children lost annually to pre-mature births in Nigeria due to non-availability of appropriate medicine, Thompson& Grace Pharmaceuticals Limited (T&G Pharma) has introduced measures to curtail the trend. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 7, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Botswana:Programme Gives Young Mothers Hope
[Botswana Daily News] Tonota -About 39 young mothers have undertaken a six months facilitator training that seeks to empower young mothers under Young Mothers Empowerment programme in Tonota. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 5, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:First Lady Spruces Up Maternity Ward
[The Herald] First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa yesterday handed over a maternity ward she refurbished through her charity organisation, Angel of Hope Foundation, to Harare Central Hospital. She visited the hospital in January and was touched by the challenges it was facing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 31, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Unwanted Pregnancies Give Rise to Maternal Mortality
[The Herald] Tatenda Chimuka, 19 (not real name) is a survivor of rape. She has a moderate mental disability and was raped by a 15-year-old boy and her uncle on different occasions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 28, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa:What Does the Law Say About #safeabortion? Find Out - - in All 11 Official Languages.
[Bhekisisa] We teamed up with readers and translators to create some of the first graphics ever on abortion in all South Africa's official languages. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 27, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya:Daddy Owen - How Emergency Room Heroics Saved Our Premature Baby
[Nairobi News] Gospel singer Daddy Owen has revealed how he feared losing his baby after his wife was rushed to the delivery room days before her due date. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 24, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda:Teenage Pregnancies Continue to Plague Pakwach
[Monitor] The maternity ward of Pakwach Health Centre IV is a beehive of activity. There are only three pews in the reception room and on the antenatal day, women who cannot fit on the pews sit on mats, on the floor. The majority of the women look teenagers although they claim to have just made 18 years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 23, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria:World Bank Boosts Reproductive Health Study in Uniben
[This Day] Benin City -In order to further help in the provision of reproductive health and other related matters, the World Bank has established a Centre of Excellence in Reproductive Health Innovation (CERHI) at the University of Benin (UNIBEN). (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 23, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania:Four Babies Born On Eid At Muhimbili
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -As the Muslim community in the country celebratesEid - ul- Adha today, Wednesday August 22, four children were born last night at the country's largest referral healthy facility-the Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH). (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 22, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Swaziland:U.S. Halts Funding to Swaziland NGO As Anti-Abortion Policy Bites
[Swazi Media] The Family Life Association of Swaziland / Ewsatini has lost a quarter of its total funding after the United States tightened up its policy against abortion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 22, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Mother's Life Span Determines How Long Daughters Will Live, How Healthy They Will Be
[New Zimbabwe] Women whose mothers live up to the age of 90 are more likely to have increased lifespan, without suffering from any serious illnesses like cancer, diabetes, or heart disease, a study has found. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 21, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Eritrea:World Breastfeeding Week 2018 Observed
[WHO] World Breastfeeding Week 2018 was observed in Eritrea under the theme, "Breastfeeding: Foundation for Life" at BERIK sub-region on 3 August 2018 in Erirea. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 21, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa:Vodacom Extends Mobile Solution for Expecting Mothers
[CAJ News] Johannesburg -THE free health information and videos platform initiated by Vodacom to aid parents and guardians as they deal with pre and post pregnancy is now available to subscribers of other networks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 21, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Sudan:Twins - A World of Love and Fun
[SudaNow] Twins are always associated with joking, trickery, pranks and other amusing stories. This is always because of the unusual similarity in body building and facial features identical twins may share. It is often very difficult to differentiate between identical twins however a person might try not to mistake one of them for the other, be they grown up adults or just young kids. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 21, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania:Modern Contraceptive Methods Key to Development
[Daily News] MODERN contraceptive methods can play a vital role in securing wellbeing and autonomy of women, while supporting the health and development of communities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 18, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria:Culture, Religious Misconceptions Hindering Family Planning in Nigeria
[Premium Times] Efforts to slow down population growth and reduce maternal and child mortality rate in Nigeria through family planning are not yielding the desired result, studies have shown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 16, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa:Trump's 'Global Gag Rule' on Abortion Endangers Lives
[Deutsche Welle] US President Donald Trump reintroduced and expanded the Global Gag Rule to curb access to abortion services. A decision taken in far-away Washington has dire implications for African women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 16, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria:Akeredolu Reverses Self, Adopts Mimiko's Free Health Services for Pregnant Women, Children
[Premium Times] After seemingly retarding the progress made in the health sector by the last administration in the last two years, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on Monday hinted on the revival of the free health care services for expectant mothers and children under the age of five years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 14, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa:Fathers Need to Get Involved in the First 1000 Days of Their Kids' Lives
[The Conversation Africa] The first 1000 days of a child's life are crucial. During this time the foundations for optimum health, rapid brain growth and child development are laid. New mothers undergo enormous emotional and physical changes in this time, too. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 10, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria:Dr. Chinny Obinwanne - Babies Not Well Breastfed Are Exposed to Multiple Health Issues
[This Day] To commemorate the annual World Breastfeeding Week, Chiemelie Ezeobi spoke to Dr. Chinny Obinwanne, a medical doctor, lactation consultant, and member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. Obinwanne, a nursing mother, is the founder of The Milk Booster, a company that produces lactation products that help increase breast milk supply. She also founded The Breastfeeding Doc, which is a company that provides evidence-based knowledge for healthcare professionals and breastfeeding mothers. In this interview (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 10, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya:Govt Banks on Human Milk to Reduce Newborn Mortality
[VOA] Joshua Okumu's wife, Mary Mwanja, died during childbirth 18 years ago at Pumwani Maternity Hospital in Nairobi. But their daughter survived. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 10, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria:From Zero to Six - Can Breastfeeding Our Babies Accelerate Nigeria's Development? #wbwng2018
[Nigeria Health Watch] Every first week of August Nigeria joins the rest of the world to commemorate World Breastfeeding Week. Yet, if statistics are anything to go by, one might question what impact this 26-year long tradition has had on the rate of breastfeeding in Nigeria. Exclusive breastfeeding rates in Nigeria still remain dismally low, tottering between 17 - 25 percent nationally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 9, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria:Boosting Breastfeeding in Nigeria
[Guardian] World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from August 1-7 to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. The celebration provides wonderful opportunity of refreshing knowledge or setting agenda for nursing mothers on breastfeeding for a whole week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 8, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria:Men Contribute Over 50% to Infertility Problem - Ajayi
[Leadership] A consultant obstetrician/ gynaecologist and chief executive officer (CEO) Nordica Fertility Centre, Dr. Abayomi Ajayi, has said that men contribute over 50 per cent to infertility problem in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 8, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria:Health Partnership Trains Stakeholders On Emergency Obstetrics, Newborn Care in Kwara
[Guardian] A groundbreaking Emergency Obstetrics and Newborn Care (EmONC) training has been scheduled for healthcare facilities in Kwara State.The project is a partnership by Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), Johnson& Johnson, as well as Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.The programme, which has been active in seven of the 16 local council areas of the state, is expected to improve health outcomes for mothers and their newborns. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 8, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news