Rwanda: Over 78,000 Babies Born to Teen Mothers in Four Years
[New Times] A few days ago, First Lady Jeannette Kagame addressed fellow African First Ladies who had gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and voiced her concern about growing gaps in parent-child communication, limited access to sexual reproductive health information and quality services that continue to sabotage efforts to deliver the Africa that the continent's youth deserve. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 17, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Morocco: Maternal Deaths Declining in Morocco Thanks to Midwives, but More Support Needed
[UNFPA] Madame Najat Baloui, a midwife in Casablanca, vividly remembers a childbirth that went horribly wrong. "A woman was delivering vaginally," Ms. Baloui recalled. "After several hours, the labour stopped suddenly." (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 15, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (I)
[This Day] We always imagine that women within their reproductive age should be able to get pregnant on their own. It is really devastating for young beautiful women to be told by their physician that they cannot achieve pregnancy naturally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Wadadia Patron Healing Fistula Wounds Through Football
[Nation] Thousands of women and young girls in the country live in poverty as outcasts, rejected by their husbands, family and the community because they suffer from the devastating consequences of obstetric fistula. Expectant mothers with the condition are at risk of delivering still-borns. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibia Tackles Early Pregnancy
[Namibian] NAMIBIA has reaffirmed its commitment to reducing early and unintended pregnancies among the youth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 13, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: In My Humble Opinion - It's the Right Thing to Do - Keeping Post-Pregnant Girls in School
[Citizen] Pregnant school girls should go back to school after birthing - and should not be expelled. Why? Because "Tanzania needs skilled and well-educated women and men to take part in the development of the country. So, it cannot just stand aside while it is losing the most precious contribution of many young Tanzanian women to the development of the country because of early marriages and pregnancies..." (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 11, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: Govt Vows to Act Against U.S.-Linked Anti-Abortion 'Clinics'
This report is part of a global investigation by openDemocracy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 11, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: European Lawmakers Slam Global Abortion 'Misinformation' Network
[Deutsche Welle] Several European politicians and MEPs have called for action against abortion "misinformation" clinics. Many of the Christian conservative facilities have been accused of spreading fear among vulnerable women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 11, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: UNFPA Highlights Need to Address Sexual and Reproductive Health of Women in Crisis Areas
[IPS] United Nations -The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is appealing for $683million in their mission to address sexual and reproductive health services for women and girls in conflict areas in the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 10, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gambia: Labouring Farmers Show Why Premature Births May Boom in a Warmer World
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Jali -As climate change brings more heat extremes, researchers are tracking the risks facing Gambia's pregnant farmers and their babies (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 8, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: There's No Doubt Nurses, Midwives Are the Heart of Healthcare
[East African] A man who really cares for his patients will soon learn to ask for and appreciate the information of a nurse, who is at once a careful observer and a clear reporter." (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 7, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: George Magoha Orders Siaya School to Admit Pregnant Girls
[Nation] Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has ordered schools in Siaya County to admit pregnant girls in Form One. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 7, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: SA's Teenage Mothers Are On Their Own
[New Frame] State health facilities and the school curriculum have failed the youth, forcing young mothers into unsupported single parenthood. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 6, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: 61 Girls Fall Pregnant in //Kharas
[Namibian] LAST year, 61 girls aged between 13 and 19 years became mothers in the //Kharas region, education deputy director Jasmine Magerman has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 5, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Artificial Intelligence Helps Prevent Deaths After Childbirth
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -The gadget transmits patients' data such as respiratory rate, pulse, and blood pressure to a desktop or mobile platform - algorithms detect at-risk cases and alert doctors (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 1, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Harrowing 16 Hours That Ended in Woman Losing Newborn and Uterus
[Nairobi News] Last Thursday, Joyce Adhiambo Omondi woke up to sharp labour pains, a signal that she was about to welcome her bundle of joy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 30, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Separated Conjoined Twins Live Normal Lives
[VOA] Nigerian twin girls joined in the chest and abdominal regions are now living virtually normal lives, weeks after being successfully separated at the state-owned National Hospital.   Medical experts say the operation was the most complicated case of conjoined twins separation ever performed in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 30, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Knowledge of Safe Contraception Is Patchy Among Young Students
[The Conversation Africa] Nearly half of pregnancies among adolescent girls in developing countries are unplanned. In Africa, about 46% of these pregnancies end in unsafe abortion. Deaths from abortion account for 10% of maternal deaths in sub-Saharan Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 29, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Ban on Pregnant School Girls Outlawed in Landmark Ruling
[African Arguments] The ECOWAS court ruling could have important implications for Sierra Leone, external partners and other countries with similar bans. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 28, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Epworth's Backyard Abortion Facilities, a Haven for the Under-Aged
[263Chat] Zimbabwe's under-performing economy has resulted in countless societal problems chief among them moral decadence which results in under-aged children falling pregnant and seeking abortion services from illegal backyard facilities, 263Chat's visit to Harare's Epworth suburb has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 27, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Us Stops Issuance of Visa for Childbirth
[This Day] The United States thursday said it would no longer issue visas to foreigners who want to give birth in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 24, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: U.S. Moves to Stop 'Birth Tourism'
[Vanguard] The U.S. Department of State has introduced new regulations to stop "birth tourism", the practice of giving birth in the country to obtain American citizenship for a child. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 24, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: USAID Announces Up to $130 Million to Accelerate Reductions in Maternal, Newborn, and Child Deaths
[USAID] On December 27 and December 31, 2019, the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the first two in a series of global health awards to accelerate reductions in maternal, newborn, and child mortality and morbidity in high-burden countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 23, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: Bukoba Referral Hospital Records Drop in Maternal Deaths
[Daily News] THE number of pregnant women who die due to pregnancy-related diseases at the Bukoba Regional Referral hospital has slightly dropped, from 16 deaths recorded during 2018 to 12 deaths during 2019, it has been disclosed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 22, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Micromedia Group's Shileola Ibironke Pitches Here Next Two TV Series and Opens a New Cinema in Lagos
[Balancing Act] London -Establishing yourself in the Nigerian production sector is a tough business and requires a tricky combination of the ability to persuade sponsors to step up to the plate, a feel for what will work locally but sell continentally and access to finance. Russell Southwood talked to Shileola Ibironke, CEO, Micromedia Group about how she made her first two series, her new productions and opening a cinema in Lagos. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 20, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Parents Panic Over Child Vaccinations
[The Herald] Parents are in panic mode as they are being turned away by some Harare City Council clinics when they take their children for vaccination against child killer diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 17, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Using Smartphone Tech to Improve Maternal Health in Uganda
[Deutsche Welle] Uganda is still grappling with high maternal and perinatal mortality rates. A new app allows women to quickly access vital health services, as well as education on antenatal care. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 15, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Unicef Seeks More Investments in Health Workers
[This Day] Abuja -The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has called on world leaders to invest more in health workers with the know-how and equipment to save every newborn as it has estimated that 26,039 babies would be born in Nigeria today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 2, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: Rukwa Worried As More Early Pregnancy Cases Reported
[Daily News] MORE than 700 school girls dropped from school in Rukwa region between 2017 and 2019 due to pregnancy, a situation which calls for immediate intervention. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 2, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: New Year's Babies - Over 392,000 Children Will Be Born Worldwide On New Year's Day - Unicef
[Unicef] New York -In 2020, UNICEF is calling for world leaders and nations to invest in health workers with the know-how and equipment to save every newborn (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 2, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Island Maternity Delivered 3,500 Babies in 2019 - MD
[Daily Trust] Lagos -The Medical Director of Lagos Island Maternity Hospital, Dr Olufemi Omololu, has revealed that the hospital delivered an average of 3,000 to 3,500 babies in 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 2, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: Busy Day At Gauteng Hospitals As 213 New Year Babies Welcomed Into the World
[News24Wire] It was a busy New Year's Day at Gauteng healthcare facilities, as 213 babies were delivered between midnight and 12:00 on January 1. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 2, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: CSJ Malawi Declares 2020 'Year for New Abortion Law'
[CSJNews] Centre for Solutions Journalism (CSJ Malawi) has declared 2020 as the year Malawi will enact new abortion law. CSJ Team writes: (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 2, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: 5,000 Plus Babies Born On January 1, Unicef Explains
[Daily News] AS Tanzania joined the rest of the world to celebrate the ushering in of the New Year on Wednesday, the United Nation's Children Fund (UNICEF) estimated that over 5,000 children were born on the first day of the year 2020 in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 2, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: 26,039 Babies to Be Born in Nigeria On New Year Day - UNICEF
[Premium Times] The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has estimated that 26,039 babies would be born in Nigeria on New Year Day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 2, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: 57 Babies Born On Christmas Day in Nairobi County Health Facilities
[Nairobi News] More than 50 mothers in Nairobi had an extra reason to celebrate Christmas as they welcomed their bundles of joy in various health facilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 27, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: 100 Babies Born in Central Uganda On Christmas
[Monitor] CENTRAL REGION- At least 117 babies were born in different health facilities on Christmas Day in central region districts of Uganda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 27, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Understanding Diagnostic Procedures in a Fertility Clinic - Hysterosonogram (Hsn) (I)
[This Day] Infertility has been a major problem over the years in families all over the world, and in tackling infertility, test and diagnoses must be done to ascertain the cause of the problem and find the possible solution to this. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 27, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Cameroon: Yaounde Reproductive Hospital - Motherhood Celebrated in Grandiose Christmas Feast
[Cameroon Tribune] The First Lady, Mrs Chantal Biya, spent her weekend with mothers and babies born via In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) exchanging Christmas gifts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 24, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Court Ruling on Pregnant Girls and Education Shows 'Positive Trend'
[HRW] Girls in Sierra Leone have cause to celebrate. On December 12, the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)  ordered Sierra Leone to immediately revoke a 2015 policy that bans pregnant girls from studying in public schools. The court held that the policy is discriminatory and violates the right to education. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 24, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Woman Delivers 'Miracle' Quadruplets Despite Major Surgeries
[Vanguard] A couple resident in Enugu, Mr.& Mrs. Cajethan Adiele's story of a set of quadruplet babies delivered on November 6, 2019, is a compelling story of how miracles could take place despite all odds. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 18, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Ban On Pregnant Schoolgirls Ruled Unlawful
[AI London] Groundbreaking ruling could have significant impact across continent (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 13, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Country Records Decrease in Infant Mortality Rate
[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe has recorded a decrease in the under-five mortality rate in the last five years as compared to the previous period, findings by the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MISC) Findings have revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 13, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Study Reports Decline in Women Accessing Health Centres on Government-Supported Maternal Scheme
[Capital FM] Nairobi -A new study on the impact of government-supported maternal health programmes in the country paints a dim picture of the initiative, with numbers of women opting for the free services drastically reducing over the years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 11, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: Cape Town 'Anti-Abortion Doctor' Pleads Not Guilty to Charges
[Daily Maverick] A doctor at 2 Military Hospital in Wynberg, Cape Town has pleaded not guilty to two charges at a Health Professions Council of SA disciplinary hearing. Jacques De Vos is accused of trying to dissuade a patient from terminating her pregnancy in December 2016 and of failing to respect the patient's autonomy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 10, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Once-a-Month Birth Control Pill Developed
[Nation] Women who forget to take their daily oral contraceptive pill should worry no more. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 9, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: Chief Concerned With Rising Teenage Pregnancies in Chitipa
[Malawi News Agency] Chitipa -Traditional Authority (TA) Mwenewenya of Chitipa has expressed concern over high numbers of teenage pregnancies in the district saying the situation is hindering youth involvement in economic activities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 6, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Botswana: Teenage Pregnancy Dismays Thankane
[Botswana Daily News] Jwaneng -Some statistics may seem small to many, but relative to a sparsely populated Thankane, a village sandwiched between farms in the Jwaneng periphery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 6, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: Little Progress in SA Early Childhood Development Services
[Daily Maverick] Most children in South Africa may have survived largely as a result of maternal and child health interventions. But they are certainly not thriving, a child health conference in Potchefstroom has heard. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 6, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Eight Years of Safe Motherhood Initiative - Progress, Lessons, Prospects
[This Day] Uchechukwu Nnaike highlights the efforts of an indigenous oil and gas firm to reduce the maternal and child mortality rate in the country and the progress made so far (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 5, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news