Childbirth is a moment of great hope for a family. Rarely do people prepare for the worst. It is devastating to the family when a mother develops complications following childbirth. Postpartum Psychosis (puerperal psychosis) is one of the most serious mental health conditions that affect women after childbirth. Though described as a rare disease, it … Continue reading 3 Coping strategies to minimize the impact of Post-Partum Psychosis (Puerperal Psychosis)
I cannot relate to anything more exciting than a newborn baby, always small and sweet. Unlike other animals whose young ones are up and about almost immediately after birth, the human baby is so dependent on the mother that left on their own they cannot survive. This dependency does not just happen after birth, the … Continue reading 9 Best Practices to Promote Child Health in the First 1000 Days
Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com Bridging Health Gap.com, a web page launched on 18th July 2021 at WordPress provides Public Health Literacy to equip the public with health knowledge. Drawing from my experience, I have witnessed undue suffering that is preventable. Take, for example, diarrhea, it has remained a leading cause of death in children worldwide, but … Continue reading Bridging Health Gap: HAVE YOU POSTED YOUR FEEDBACK?
courtesy of istockphoto.com Nosebleed, medically known as epistaxis, is common and frightening as it starts spontaneously in an otherwise healthy individual. Though nose bleeding can be mild and clears without much effort, it can be a herald of underlying medical conditions. In Bridging the Health Gap, we shall look at nosebleeds in children, adults, and pregnant … Continue reading Home Accidents and Emergencies: Nosebleeds in Children, Adults, and Pregnant Women
Courtesy of PNGitem Introduction World Breastfeeding Week (WBW), celebrated from 1st to 7th of August every year, commemorates the Innocenti Declaration goal to support every woman breastfeed their newborns. Celebrated in over 120 countries, WBW promotes and supports breastfeeding efforts by creating awareness of the importance of breast milk in child growth and development. To most of … Continue reading 6 PROVEN TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL BREASTFEEDING EXPERIENCE
courtesy of depositphotos.com Be Wary of Pneumonia July in this part of the world is always synonyms with cold weather. This year, the cold weather did not wait for July to start. By mid-June, the temperatures were dipping very low, a phenomenon that is unusual in the tropics. With this kind of weather, colds, flu … Continue reading Respiratory Tract Infections in Children
Due to their young age and immature immune system, children are likely to get sick more often than adults. However, unlike adults, children do not express themselves and this creates anxiety for the caregiver. If not addressed, child health can deteriorate very rapidly. Knowing what to do and when to seek medical attention is very critical. … Continue reading Fever in Children, Some Timely Tips!