Nigeria: Police Accused of Raiding Family Planning Clinic
[allAfrica] Activists in Nigeria have accused police officers of raiding a Marie Stopes clinic in Lagos on May 21. The officers reportedly "harassed the health workers and patients and took away confidential client information". (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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Liberia: 11 Maternal Deaths Reported in Nimba
[Observer] Within less than five months, the Nimba County Health Team (NCHT) has reported about 11 maternal deaths across the county, prompting concern among health practitioners and ordinary citizens. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 23, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Home News With Coffee Ceremony and Midwives, Mums Get a Happy Start in Rural Ethiopia
[UNFPA] When Fikre Molla was preparing to have her baby, she wanted the childbirth traditions she had grown up with, but the safety of professional care in a proper health facility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 20, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: As 379,000 Benefits From Family Planning Contraceptive Services in 2018
[Concord] Marie Stopes Sierra Leone has announced partnership with QCell mobile company to be able to provide more information, education and services on sexual reproductive health to Sierra Leoneans, especially women and girls. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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South Africa: Reproductive Rights in SA, Kenya Mirror Alabama Abortion Vote
[Daily Maverick] It's no coincidence that Alabama, the US state that has just voted to ban abortion almost totally, has a statue to the man labelled 'the father of gynaecology' and who learnt his trade experimenting on female slaves. This was one of the lessons learnt by a group of South African girls, who found out on road trips in the US and Kenya that reproductive rights are under attack in both countries, write India Baird and Kelly Petersen. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 20, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ghana: Govt Urged to Extend Maternity Leave
[Ghanaian Times] As the world celebrated international mothers' day on Monday, a number of breastfeeding mothers have appealed to the government for extension of maternity leave from three to five months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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Nigeria: Where Does the Weight Gain Arise From in Pregnancy?
[Guardian] First, the 'two red lines' announcing conception. Then the unwanted feelings of nausea and morning sickness in a good number of pregnant women. Soon the waistline gets snug on most of your favourite dresses and finally, you don't just need a new set of clothing, but also shoes, and possibly a temporary wedding band, no thanks to the all-round increase pregnancy brings. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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Zimbabwe: Teenage Pregnancy Higher in Primary Than High Schools
[New Zimbabwe] ADOLESCENT pregnancy in Zimbabwe varies widely according to wealth, geographical location and education, the recently released 2019 UNPFA state of the world population report said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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Kenya: Women Can't Understand How Markle Is Looking Glam Hours After Childbirth
[Nairobi News] Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle has left many women speechless with her glamorous looks while addressing the media just hours after welcoming her firstborn child. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 10, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Why Midwives Should Stand Up and Fight for Women's Rights
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Any views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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Kenya: Negligence to Blame as 80 Newborn Babies Die Weekly in KNH Wards
[Nairobi News] Approximately 80 babies die every week at the New Born Unit (NBU) of Kenyatta National Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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Africa: Home News Midwives - Defenders of Human Rights
[UNFPA] Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for the International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2019 (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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Tanzania: State Pledges Recruitment of More Midwives
[Daily News] THE government yesterday reaffirmed its commitment to hire more competent midwives in the health delivery systems as it struggles to bridge the gap of over 52,000 midwives, countrywide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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Namibia: A Nightmare Called Endometriosis
[Namibian] IT IS rare for women to talk about menstruation or the pain they endure during those few days of every month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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Ethiopia: With Coffee Ceremony and Midwives, Mums Get a Happy Start in Rural Ethiopia
[UNFPA] Basoliben -When Fikre Molla was preparing to have her baby, she wanted the childbirth traditions she had grown up with, but the safety of professional care in a proper health facility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 29, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Does Nigeria Have Second Highest Rate of Paternity Fraud?
[Vanguard] A DNA test revealed that Christopher Johnson wasn't the biological father of the three children he had nurtured and invested in for almost two decades. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 27, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Rwanda: New Campaign Seeks to Tackle Teenage Pregnancy, Promote Maternal Health
[New Times] Rwandans are set to benefit from a three-year integrated health campaign aimed at promoting maternal and child health, as well as tackle teenage pregnancy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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Zimbabwe: When Basic Supplies, Like Blood, Doesn't Reach Women Giving Birth
[allAfrica] I recently received a desperate call in the middle of the night from a doctor under my supervision at a hospital where I practice, informing me that a patient's uterus had ruptured (torn apart) during birth. The mother was referred to us because the hospital where she had delivered -- about 100 km away -- did not have blood for a transfusion.   She had lost so much blood. The doctor calling me was desperate because the patient needed an emergency operation to remove her uterus. But our hospital a (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 25, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Woman Pardons Nurse Who Ignored Her As She Gave Birth At Hospital's Reception
[Nairobi News] The woman who gave birth at the reception of Shalom Hospital Athi River now says there was no negligence or wrongdoing by the nurses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 25, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: Springs Hospital Lays Criminal Charge Against Nurse Who Performed Illegal Abortion
[News24Wire] The Far East Rand Hospital in Springs, Gauteng, has laid criminal charges against a nurse who performed an illegal abortion while off duty on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 23, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Hospital Where Woman Delivered on Reception Area Under Fire
[Nairobi News] The government has begun investigations into a case of negligence at Shalom Hospital in Athi River, Machakos county where a woman was left to give birth at the facility's reception area as nurses watched and enjoyed their tea. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 23, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: World Must Work Harder to Secure Sexual and Reproductive Rights for All, Says New UNFPA Report
[UNFPA] The global reproductive rights movement that began in the 1960s transformed the lives of hundreds of millions of women, empowering them to govern their own bodies and shape their own futures. But despite the gains made over the past 50 years, since the establishment of UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, the world still has a long way to go before rights and choices are claimed by all, according to the State of World Population 2019, released by UNFPA today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 23, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Woman Gives Birth at Hospital Reception Area as Nurses Enjoy Their Tea
[Nairobi News] A video of a woman giving birth at a hospital reception in Athi River as nurses took tea has been shared online, angering netizens. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 22, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Cameroon: Birth Registration - Because They Don't Belong Anywhere!
[Cameroon Tribune] Children without birth certificates are stateless because they are missing in vital statistics. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 19, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Developing Innovative Approach to Reduce Maternal Mortality
[Guardian] Despite several interventions to reduce Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR), Nigeria still contributes ten percent of global burden of maternal deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 18, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: TV Anchor's Awkward Intro to Husband's News Item
[Nairobi News] KTN news anchor Mary Kilobi Atwoli on Monday evening introduced her husband's news item with an awkward tone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 18, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Southern Africa: 'Race Against Time' to Help Women Who Bore Brunt of Cyclone Idai - UN Reproductive Health Agency
[UN News] As the full extent of destruction caused by Cyclone Idai across southern Africa continues to be assessed, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said on Wednesday it was in "a race against time" to protect women who bore the brunt of the storm as they tried to save their households and livelihoods. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 17, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Hospital Opens Human Milk Bank - a Rarity in Sub-Saharan Africa
[The Conversation Africa] Kenya's first human milk bank has opened at Pumwani Maternity Hospital. We spoke to the team spearheading APHRC's research efforts in the establishment of Kenya's first milk bank. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 17, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: The Climate Strikes Are What We've All Been Waiting for
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] For the last 20 to 30 years the environmental movement has been waiting for the public to care about the climate (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 15, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria to Establish Emergency Centre to Tackle Maternal, Infant Mortality
[Premium Times] The federal government has said it will establish a National Emergency Maternal and Child Health Intervention Centre (NEMCHIC) to address public health concern on maternal, newborn and child deaths across Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 11, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Liberia: UAE Provides U.S.$1m to Fight Maternal, Infant Mortality
[Observer] Members of the UAE Delegation posed with some of the Gov't officials and Mercy Corps staffs at the launch project in Monrovia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 10, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Sub-Saharan Africa - Infant Mortality Reduction Boasts Life Expectancy
[Cameroon Tribune] A report published by the World Health Organisation on April 7, 2019 says life expectancy has increased by five years since 2000. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 10, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: #MaternalNegligenceKE - Doctors' Union Attacks Woman Who Revealed Mistreatment During Labour
[Nairobi News] The giant doctors' union has poked holes into the story of a Kenya woman who claimed she was mistreated by doctors and nurses when she went to give birth at an unidentified hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 10, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Woman's Birth Nightmare Unites Kenyans on Twitter
[allAfrica] Johannesburg -Kenyans have taken to Twitter to share stories of their experiences in maternal wards under the hashtag #MaternalNegligenceKE and MaternalNegligence after one vlogger who goes by the name Mama Boo Boo shared her traumatic experience when she gave birth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 9, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: 20,000 Children Kidnapped by Belgium Govt
[This is Africa] About 20,000 children born to Belgian settlers and African women in the 1940s and 1950s were forcibly taken to Belgium until the independence of each of its three colonies. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has apologised for these kidnappings and the subsequent treatment of these children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 9, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Rwanda: Over 360 Abortion Convicts Receive Presidential Pardon
[New Times] President Paul Kagame has pardoned 367 girls and women convicted for the offence of abortion, complicity in abortion and infanticide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 4, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: Focus On Africa - Contraception Blocked in Malawi Following Cyclone Idai
[RFI] Malawi faces a pregnancy crisis as supplies of contraceptives remain stuck at a Mozambican port ravaged by Cyclone Idai. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 4, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Somalia: Mogadishu Mother Gives Birth in the Open After Being Kicked Out of Germany - Funded Health Facility
[Dalsan Radio] Khadra Mohamed 19 Yers old who was kicked out of hospital for failing to pay $20 (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 4, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Maternal Death Rate Maybe Worse Than We Imagined
[Guardian] Every single day, Nigeria loses about 2,300 children under five and 145 women of childbearing age. Nigeria is the second largest contributor to the under-five and maternal mortality rate in the world accounting for 14% of the world's maternal mortality deaths (the highest in West and Central Africa). (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 4, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: Shortage of Contraceptives Sparks Baby-Boom Worry
[Nyasa Times] Reproductive health rights of women in Malawi is under threat, as supply shortages for contraceptives has hit health facilities across the country as impact of cyclone Idai has disrupted planned delivery from hard-hit Mozambiqur port city of Beira. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 2, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Declaration Affirms Global Support for Reproductive Health and Rights
[UNFPA] Ministers and representatives of Governments unanimously adopted a political declaration today reaffirming support for the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), which established that that reproductive health, individual rights and women's empowerment are critical to achieving sustainable development. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 2, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Swaziland: Death of Swaziland Schoolgirl After Illegal Abortion Highlights Suffering of Women in Kingdom - Report
[Swazi Media] The tragic story of the death of a schoolgirl in Swaziland /eSwatini after she had an illegal abortion highlights the way women suffer because of the law in the kingdom. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 1, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: The Death Rate for Mothers Having C-Sections Is 50 Times Higher in Africa
[The Conversation Africa] The in-hospital maternal mortality rate following a Caesarean delivery in Africa may be 50 times higher than in high-income countries. These were the findings of the African Surgical Outcomes Study that followed more than 3500 mothers from 22 African countries during a week of surgery in 2016. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Ugandans Welcome Male Family Planning Pill
[Monitor] Kampala -A male family planning pill that passed initial human safety tests in a study has excited Ugandans, a country with one of the fastest growing populations in the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: Young Mother to Sue Dept of Health After Giving Birth to 'Decapitated' Baby
[News24Wire] The DA is calling for an independent investigation after a 19-year-old mother from Boksburg gave birth to a "decapitated" baby. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 26, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: Over 3m Children Under Five Have Birth Certificates - Rita
[Daily News] MORE than three million children under five years of age have been registered and given birth certificates in 11 regions across the country, the Registration Insolvency and Trusteeship Agency (RITA) said yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 22, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Govt Dilly-Dallies On Sex Education As Other Countries Reap the Benefits
[Nation] Countries where comprehensive sex education (CSE) is taught have the lowest teen pregnancy rates. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 22, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Niger: Niger Has the World's Highest Birth Rate - and That May Be a Problem
[The Conversation Africa] While fertility levels have declined rapidly in most parts of the world, many countries in the sub-Saharan African region of the Sahel have seen their reproductive rates go down very slowly, and only very slightly. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 21, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Dangote Refinery Offers Vocational Skills to 200 Lagos Youths
[This Day] Two hundred youths of Ibeju Lekki, Lagos State, host community to Dangote Petroleum Refinery and Petrochemicals, a subsidiary of Dangote Industries Limited, have been chosen to undergo a six-month vocational training funded by the refinery as part of its corporate social responsibility to the community. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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Sierra Leone: School Counsellors in Sierra Leone Address Early Pregnancy, Child Marriage
[UNFPA] Port Loko -Fatmata Sesay was 15 years old when she became pregnant. Her parents forced her to move in with her boyfriend, who was neither in school nor employed. Moving in with him felt like an underage marriage, she says. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
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