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10 Ways to Keep your Kids Safe at School

It’s that time again when children return to school.  We know safety is paramount on the mind of every parent as kids go back to school. Here are some safety tips from momtastic.com to incorporate into your ‘Back to School’ regime: 1. Be sure your child knows you and your spouses’ contact information. The child […]

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#EMMAseries: An Indepth Series on Caesarean Sections by Dr Uche Iwuh (PART 1)

Q : Some women believe undergoing a Caesarean section is a sign of weakness; like it makes them less of a woman. Others view it as some taboo and pray it away. As a man and also an ob-gyn, how do you view it? A: Firstly, a caesarean section is an operation (surgery) to deliver […]

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#EMMAseries: An Indepth Series on Caesarean Sections by Dr Uche Iwuh (PART 2)

Q: What are some complications that may arise after the surgery? A: Complications that may arise could be grouped under those of anaesthesia and those of the surgery itself. Complications of anaesthesia could be a reaction to the drugs administered or may result from technique. They range from post spinal headaches to hypotension and even […]

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Palms Danceathon For Cancer Awareness

The Palms Danceathon finally took place on Saturday, October 27, 2018. As expected, it was a morning of fun and music with dance and fitness coach, Kyneth, who led eager participants in several dance routines and exercises while DJ Smith kept the atmosphere electrified. It was all in commemoration of cancer awareness month – the […]

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#EMMAseries: An Indepth Series on Caesarean Sections by Dr Uche Iwuh (PART 3)

Q: How does one take care of her incision site after she has been discharged from hospital? When can water touch the site? A: The duty of the patient in taking care of the incision site after discharge lies in NOT GETTING THE DRESSING WET. When the skin wound has completely closed and the wound […]

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Breastfed BUT Starved!!!!!

We often hear complaints from some mums about their baby’s feeding pattern. ‘My baby is never satisfied’, ‘my baby eats too much’, ‘My breastmilk cannot satisfy my baby’, ‘I feel like I breastfeed round the clock’…they say. While these complaints may be valid, did you know that you could be breastfeeding your child and starving him or her as well?…….

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Health Benefits of Breastfeeding for Mums and Babies

Happy World Breastfeeding Week                                              August 1-7th is set aside globally to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 3 in 5 babies are not breastfed within the first hour […]

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BABY SHOPPING CHECKLIST

This list is to help you prepare for yourself as a new mum and your baby. Shopping is fun but could be tough especially for a first time mum.

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Diaper rash and baby

Most babies get nappy rash sometime between birth and 18months. This could be overwhelming for the mum. Here are some causes:

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Is it safe to eat pawpaw in pregnancy?

Papaya or pawpaw as it is usually called in this part of the world is a wonderful and delicious fruit. This tropical fruit is known to offer numerous health benefits such as: preventing and controlling heartburn and constipation, aids digestion, boosts the body’s immune system, is a good source of fibre, folic acid, vitamins C, E and lots more.

But how does this healthy fruit fare in pregnancy? Is it safe? Can a pregnant woman consume it as much as she desires? The answers to these questions………

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