What is a teenage mother? Many will say a teenage mother is irresponsible, promiscuous, careless, uneducated, ruining her life, undeserving of her child, or just plain idiotic.
If you are pregnant or thinking about having a baby, it’s only natural that you have a lot of questions about prenatal vitamins. Are prenatal vitamins really important? Aren’t there enough vitamins and minerals in your food? How do you choose a good prenatal vitamin and what’s the best way to take them? Every expectant mother wants to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby, so let’s dive into these questions one at a time so you can make informed decisions.
After the gruelling labour of my 9lb 9oz son ended in him being forcibly removed by a nice, Scottish doctor wielding a pair of forceps, I was no stranger to the fact that childbirth doesn't always go to plan. Well prepared that I probably wasn't going to have an easy time, my "birth plan" was simple. Get to the hospital; remain calm; stay upright and active as much as possible; and do everything I could to avoid having a caesarean.
Entertaining your other kids is more difficult as you carry your unborn baby. The waddling, swollen ankles and morning sickness can prevent you from keeping up with your other kids and make it harder to keep them entertained. Luckily, there are some ways you can entertain your kids without tons of effort on your part.
I look at my 6 year old now and find it hard to imagine not having my heart fill with love when I look at him. Truth be told, it wasn't always this way.
Although there are women who do not want children, many women do. Being a mother was always one of my wishes. The thought of having a baby and watching that miracle grow was exciting. I couldn’t wait to be a mom and have a family. That wish came true when my daughter was born.
Monday the 3rd was my 29th birthday. The weekend before my big day was AMAZING! I received so many thoughtful and wonderful gifts. The day of my birthday was even better.. well I thought it was. I was supposed to start my period that day.
Having a baby is usually an exciting and joy filled time for women, but some women don’t get to experience the common euphoria; instead they get postpartum depression. Postpartum depression is depression experienced by new mothers after having their baby. It can strike immediately, or all of a sudden attack months or even years later.
So my Fiance and I were kind of trying for a baby but not really at the same time. Whatever happens happens you know? But as soon as I found out that I was pregnant I obviously told him first. He was excited, I was excited it was just all around joy. It was a huge surprise to his parents, when I told my mom I thought she was going to faint. She has been waiting so long to be a grandma it's crazy. His parents are already grandparents but they were still excited. This was my moms first grand baby so I could see how she was ecstatic.
"She's not a unicorns and rainbows pregnant lady".
The following is a text message I sent to my boyfriend in that moment I found out I wasn’t pregnant:
I’m about to walk you through my personal experience with pregnancy in Nigeria. From giving birth in Nigeria to maternal health in Nigeria, I’m going to share everything with you, right up to family planning after pregnancy in Nigeria!