The Symptoms of Postpartum Depression: What Is It?

Symptoms of postpartum depression (PPD) include a variety of physical, emotional, and behavioral changes in some women following childbirth. Within four weeks of childbirth, the DSM-5, a manual used to diagnose mental disorders, defines PPD as an acute form of major depression. Postpartum depression is diagnosed based on the severity of the depression as well […]

Midwives Are Life Savers for Women

Midwifery is important for all childbearing women, their babies, and their families, no matter where they live in the world or what their circumstances are. Evidence shows that skilled, knowledgeable, and compassionate midwifery care reduces maternal and newborn mortality and stillbirths, keeps mothers and babies safe, and promotes health and well-being for both mothers and […]

Understanding Mental Health And Complications During Pregnancy

When you are planning to have a baby, it can be a thrilling and challenging time in your life. If you are experiencing emotional changes at this time, don’t be surprised. With pregnancy comes the normal feeling of apprehension and dread about what’s ahead. This is a stressful time for a lot of people, especially […]

The Role of Maternal Health Care During and After pregnancy

The health and well-being of mothers are just as essential as that of their children. This is because It is impossible for a child to be healthy and happy unless the child is raised by a woman who is healthy and happy. The health of a mother during pregnancy and after childbirth is critical to […]

Motherhood and Assessment of Postnatal Care

Postnatal care is defined as the care provided to a woman and her newborn child after delivery. This care is provided for the first six weeks after the birth of the child. It is common practice to refer to the first 24 hours after delivery as the ‘early postnatal period.’ However, the phrase ‘late postnatal […]

Combating Malaria Infections During Pregnancy

Malaria in pregnancy is a frequent and major public health problem in Nigeria. In many countries, malaria is a leading cause of illness and death. In areas with high transmission, the most vulnerable groups are young children, who have not developed immunity to malaria yet, and pregnant women, whose immunity are decreased by pregnancy. Malaria infection […]

Importance of Antenatal Care to Families

 Antenatal care plays an important role and should not be overlooked. This is because it contributes significantly to ensuring that pregnant women achieve the best possible physical and psychological health. Regular maternal check-ups and constant education will benefit Mother, Father and child. Follow-up care is an extremely crucial part of antenatal care, as it can […]

HACEY Health Initiative Donates Multi-million Naira Medical Tools to Oyo Government

A non-governmental organization, HACEY Health Initiative, has presented multi-million naira worth of medical kits and tools to the Oyo State government through the Primary Healthcare Board to help pregnant women in the fight against malaria. The gesture which is presented under the project name “Impact Health Project”, was to reduce maternal mortality by improving the […]

Maternal Health & COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions

women protecting from COVID-19

What is the main advice for pregnant women during COVID-19? Follow the guidance on staying alert and safe (social distancing) and avoid anyone who has symptoms of coronavirus. If in your third trimester (more than 28 weeks pregnant), you should be particularly attentive to social distancing. What should I do if I develop symptoms of […]

Obstetric Fistula: Repair and Prevention

Amina’s Story Everyone in Bomo village agreed that life had been unfair to Amina. Forced into early marriage by her parents in a weak attempt to ‘provide’ for her family and uphold their honour, Amina had to give up her dreams of becoming a Nurse despite being the best student in the village’s only primary […]