BREASTFEEDING MOTHER

Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) can be defined as a practice whereby the infant receive only breast milk without mixing it with water, other liquids, tea, herbal preparations or food in the first six months of life, with the exception of vitamins, mineral supplements or medicines. Breastfeeding an infant exclusively for the first six months of life…

CERVICAL CREENING TEST

DEFINITION AND INDICATION FOR PAP SMEAR A pap smear, also called a pap test, is a screening procedure for cervical cancer. It tests for the presence of precancerous or cancerous cells on your cervix. RELEVENT ANATOMY The female reproductive organs can be subdivided into the internal and external genitalia. The internal genitalia are those organs…

vaccination

DEFINITION OF IMMUNIZATION: This is the process whereby a person is made immune or resistant to an infectious disease, typically by the administration of a vaccine. However, vaccine stimulate the body’s own immune system to protect the person against subsequent infection or disease. NEED FOR VACCINATION: Vaccines are essential to strengthen a person’s immune system…

pregnant woman exercising

  Stress is a normal reaction to a major change such as pregnancy. In some cases, stress may even be good for people because it can push them to take action in the face of new challenges. However, too much stress can be overwhelming and could even lead to health problems both for the mother…

PREGNANT WOMAN IN KITCHEN

  For a pregnant woman to maintain a healthy diet during pregnancy, she needs to have a healthy eating pattern which contains a balanced diet consisting of all necessary classes of food (Carbohydrate, fats and oil, vitamins, minerals, protein and water) to help the mother and baby develop properly throughout the pregnancy period. But what…

  In our zeal to making quality healthcare accessible and affordable in low income setting available to our patients, Mercy Group Clinics, Panseke, Abeokuta, Ogun State, partnered with Professor Umesh Nagare & his team on the recent successful operation – Revision Bipolar Hermiathoplasty. Team of Health Professionals : Professor Umesh Nagare (Consultant Arthroscopy & Joint…

STDs refer to more than 35 infectious organisms that are transmitted primarily through sexual activity. STD prevention is an essential primary care strategy for improving reproductive health. Despite their burdens, costs, and complications, and the fact that they are largely preventable, STDs remain a significant public health problem in the United States. This problem is…

Every pregnant woman needs to know that birth is intended to happen simply and easily and that six key birth practices make birth safer for mothers and babies. Every pregnant woman also needs to know that the standard maternity care is not evidence-based and, therefore, the health-care provider and place of birth will influence the…

Keeping your blood sugar levels within the range recommended by your doctor can be challenging. That’s because many things make your blood sugar levels change, sometimes unexpectedly. Following are some factors that can affect your blood sugar levels. Food Healthy eating is a cornerstone of healthy living — with or without diabetes. But if you…

Coping With Stress at Work Everyone who has ever held a job has, at some point, felt the pressure of work-related stress. Any job can have stressful elements, even if you love what you do. In the short-term, you may experience pressure to meet a deadline or to fulfill a challenging obligation. But when work…

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