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Pregnant Virgin Says Why She Doesn’t Want To Sleep With Any Man |RN

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A 29-year-old lady has revealed why she got pregnant without sleeping with a man.

The Canadian, who gave only her first name as Lauren, revealed that she doesn’t care much about dating any man.

She also revealed that she grew up with a gland disorder that affects her body’s hormone production. This made her to seek a sperm donor and eventually become a single mum — against the advice of doctors and friends.

“I was born with hypopituitarism, which means my pituitary gland is not formed properly.

“It doesn’t send the right hormonal messages to the other glands in the body, like the adrenaline gland or the ovaries. Because of that, I have to take hormone replacements to develop necessary areas of my body.

“I’ve had it under control now for 29 years, so it’s not an issue now. But it was very obviously different because I was taking thyroid pills and taking a needle of growth hormones every day.

“Because of my pituitary gland, I went through puberty super late. I wouldn’t have gone through it at all without higher oestrogen levels.

“I really only started that because I was getting made fun of for being really flat chested, whereas everybody else was getting their boobs and everything at that point.

“The hardest thing was probably getting pregnant. Initially, my endocrinologist said it wouldn’t happen; that I’ll need to get an egg donor and spend tens of thousands of dollars on IVF. I felt really shut down. But he referred me to a fertility clinic anyway.

“I spent an entire year on a waiting list thinking it was never going to happen and then after a five-minute appointment with a fertility expert, everything changed,” Lauren explains.

She confessed that she dated “here and there” up until last December; and even had a boyfriend she tried to be intimate with, but that they both concluded it wasn’t working and broke off before sex could happen.

Lauren, whose baby is due in June said, “Since I’ve been pregnant, there have been a few times where I’ve felt like maybe it would be nice to go out and have sex, but that feeling very quickly passes — I realise I’m not acting like myself.”

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Heartwarming Photos: Three-year-old Girl Helps Deliver Baby Brother |RN

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A three-year-old girl got the experience of a lifetime when she helped deliver her own baby brother.

Rebecca Joseloff, a mother of two from Patchogue, New York, knew that she wanted to have her three-year-old daughter, Hunter, present during her home birth earlier this year.

But when the moment arrived, the toddler didn’t just witness her baby brother be born. Instead, she was actively involved throughout the delivery and even made skin-to-skin contact during the postpartum process.

The entire birth was documented in a series of touching images captured by Joseloff’s doula and birth photographer, Nicole Lahey aka Ready Set Chaos.

One of which has since gone viral online with more than 12,000 reactions after being shared by Facebook page Love What Matters.

In the months leading up to her birth, the expectant mother ensured Hunter would be prepared for being in the room by discussing all the things she might see and hear.

She watched birthing videos, learnt anatomy in proper terms, and knew the word ‘placenta.’

“Kids perceive things in the way adults react to it, so if birth is not made out to be scary or traumatic or what not, kids are not going to think that it is,” Joseloff told Café Mom.

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“Birth is such a natural part of life and such an awesome moment, especially for a brother or sister to be there when their sibling is born; it really makes such an awesome connection for them for the rest of their lives.

When it was time to push, Lahey recalls that Hunter became her mother’s biggest cheerleader, stroking her hair and even holding her brother’s head as he crowned.

“She didn’t cower when her mother roared her brother out and she didn’t get nervous or concerned about it, at all,” Lahey told Love What Matters.

“She asked questions, she played with her babies, she ate snacks, and she kept us all entertained with her adorableness.”

Following the birth, Hunter took her involvement one step further by engaging in skin-to-skin contact with her little brother.

The three-year-old proceeded to take off her shirt and embrace hew newborn sibling.

“She did ask me, ‘Why am I taking my shirt off?’” Lahey said.

“I replied, ‘Brand new babies love the feeling of your skin, and you will love it, too.’

Rebecca Joseloff/Facebook Rebecca Joseloff/Facebook “She was in heaven, and didn’t want to give him back to his mum.”

Despite some people having a negative opinion on young siblings being present for the birth of a new baby, Lahey believes that it should be at the parent’s discretion.

“Every child is different and every parent-child relationship is different,” she added.

“I feel that siblings who watch their little sibling’s birth are much more connected and compassionate with one another.

“If parents really want to have their other children present at the birth, the best thing to do is prepare them with videos, talk about every aspect of birth, and speak about birth in a positive way.”    (The Independent)

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Beyonce Unveils Photo Of Twins, Sir And His Twin Sister Rumi |The Republican News

Beyonce, seen here with her twin Grammy trophies earlier this year, announced her pregnancy in February© Fournis par AFP Beyonce, seen here with her twin Grammy trophies earlier this year, announced her pregnancy in February

Pop diva Beyonce unveiled her newborn twins to the world on Friday, posting a glamorous photo on Instagram and announcing their names.

“Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today,” reads the caption on the photo, which focuses much more on the 35-year-old yummy mummy than the little ones.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BWg8ZWyghFy/embed/captioned/?cr=1&v=7&wp=932#%7B%22ci%22%3A0%2C%22os%22%3A3967.7791202637863%7DThat wording puzzled many people on social media — is the first child named Sir Carter or simply Sir, Carter being the last name of their rapper father Jay-Z? Others wondered about the gender of the babies.

Beyonce’s mother Tina Knowles cleared it all up later in her own Instagram post: one twin is a boy named Sir, period, and Rumi is a girl.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BWhKxGQh-dE/embed/captioned/?cr=1&v=7&wp=932#%7B%22ci%22%3A1%2C%22os%22%3A3986.2640991419166%7D“So Happy my baby shared a photo of her babies with the world,” Tina Knowles wrote. “Proud grandma hello Sir Carter and Rumi Carter… boy and girl what a blessing.”

In the photo, Queen Bey is shown barefoot, standing on a lawn with the ocean in the background. Towering over her is a large display of colourful flowers.

She is wearing turquoise bikini bottoms and a dramatically ruffled lilac print robe, open at the front and cascading to the ground, twinned with a floor-length pale turquoise veil.

In her arms are the twins, each with a full head of hair and their eyes closed.

The set-up is similar to the one she used to announce her pregnancy back in February, in which she was pictured kneeling in front of a similar floral display while wearing a flowing veil.

“We would like to share our love and happiness,” she wrote at the time. “We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your good wishes.”

The twins’ first photo attracted plenty of love from Beyonce’s passionate fans, with the post garnering 2.5 million “likes” within an hour.

Beyonce and Jay-Z are music’s royal family — she and the 47-year-old Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, already have a five-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy.

Until Friday, the power couple had not even confirmed the twins’ birth, though Beyonce’s father acknowledged the delivery on social media.

It has been an extremely busy time in the celebrity household.

On June 30, Jay-Z released his first album in four years. The rapper bared himself as he rarely had before in “4:44,” apologising to Beyonce for his infidelity and pouring out love for his mother, whom he reveals to be a lesbian.

He has also announced a North America tour, with 31 dates across the United States and Canada from October to December.

As an expectant mother, Beyonce made a New Age celebration of women at the Grammy Awards earlier this year — putting on an extravagant, abstract performance while proudly displaying her baby bump cloaked in a flowing gold gown.

Rumi is the name of the 13th-century Persian poet who endures as one of the best-loved writers of the Sufi spiritual tradition, with verses that celebrate love, joy and tolerance.

On “4:44,” Jay-Z alludes to Persian poetry on the song “Marcy Me,” which describes his upbringing in a public housing project.

Appearing to liken his rhyming skills to the literary tradition, Jay-Z raps, “Sufi to the goofies / I could probably speak Farsi.”   (AFP)

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Israeli Nurse Breastfeeds Palestinian Baby After Mum Is Critically Injured

Israeli nurse breastfeeds Palestinian baby                  © The Daily Dot Israeli nurse breastfeeds Palestinian baby

On June 2, a Palestinian family of three crashed into a bus in the West Bank, killing the father and critically injuring the mother, according to Today Along with his mother, 9-month-old baby boy Yamen was brought to the Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center’s emergency room in Jerusalem. He only experienced minor injuries, but he was growing hungry fast. According to his aunts, the child was breastfed by his mother and was refusing to take milk by the bottle.

Yamen’s aunts spoke to nurse Ola Ostrowski-Zak, asking if she knew anyone who could breastfeed the child. As it turns out, Ostrowski-Zak is a mother herself of an 18-month-old son. She offered to breastfeed Yamen, who quickly relaxed. According to Ostrowski-Zak, the baby’s aunts praised her, saying that they never expected a Jewish woman to help their family.

“I was emotional about this sad assumption,” Ostrowski-Zak told Today. “I know any Jewish mother would have done the same.”

Before her shift ended, Ostrowski-Zak posted a Facebook message on an Israeli group, asking volunteers to help feed Yamen. Within two hours, over a thousand people liked her status, according to Today, and women from all over Israel offered to drive over just to make sure Yamen was fed.

While there is no shortage of debate over the Isreal-Palestine conflict, as well as Zionism’s place in feminism (the story seems to have gotten traction via Zionist organization Hadassah), Ostrowski-Zak’s deed has mostly been received as a simple act of kindness.

“The human connection is very strong,” Ostrowski-Zak said.   (The Daily Dot)

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Nigerian Couple Gets Sextuplets After 17 Years Of Trying |The Republican News

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The Taiwo sextuplets were born at VCU Medical Center.
  • Three girls and three boys born in mid-May
  • Each of the sextuplets weighed under 3-pounds

This birth announcement won’t fit on your standard 5×7 greeting card.

Adeboye and Ajibola Taiwo had tried for 17 years to start a family. Now, they’re the parents of sextuplets — three boys and three girls, all in good condition and absolutely adorable.

The babies were delivered by cesarean section at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond last week.

The count

For nearly two decades, Ajibola Taiwo, a native of Western Nigeria, and her husband Adeboye had tried but failed to conceive.

In November, they were elated to hear four heartbeats at their first ultrasound.

At a follow-up appointment in early 2016, the couple found out they were actually expecting sextuplets.

“I was excited,” Adeboye Taiwo said. “For the very first time we were expecting.”

The risks

Sextuplets are very rare. In 2015, the last year for which data is available, nearly four million babies were born in the US. The number of quintuplets or higher? Only 24.

The highly coordinated effort it takes to deliver sextuplets is massive.

Immediately after the couple learned they will be having six babies, a 40-person team started doing delivery drills and resuscitation exercises to make sure everything went smoothly on the big day.

“A typical labor and delivery shift includes one, perhaps two premature births, usually with time in between. We had to coordinate with our colleagues in the NICU for six premature babies to be delivered simultaneously,” said Dr. Susan Lanni, a maternal-fetal specialist at VCU.

The delivery

After 30 weeks of pregnancy, it was time for the babies to see the world.

The siblings were born at 8:26 a.m. on May 11.

Ranging from 1 lb. 10 oz to 2 lb. 15 oz, the three girls and three boys are all doing well.

“This is an amazing medical accomplishment that would not be possible without the outstanding coordination of our obstetrics and neonatal teams,” said Dr. Russell Moores, medical director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU.

Ajibola Taiwo was discharged from the hospital a week later, while the babies remain in good condition in the NICU.

“I hope for the smallest of my six children to grow up and say, ‘I was so small, and look at me now,'” she said.

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How Chisom Anekwe Died In Our Facility, Magodo Specialist Hospital Explains

Magodo Specialist Hospital has responded to the tragic incident that occurred in their facility on April 30, 2017.

In a statement signed by Samuel O Isong on behalf of the hospital, the hospital explained what transpired before Mrs. Chisom Anekwe passed on at the hospital during childbirth.
Following the incident, friends and family had demanded that the hospital be investigated and that the federal government ensures that incidents like that do not occur again.
The hospital has said that it couldn’t comment on the matter at the time it occurred because the case was under investigation.
 
Read the full statement below:
 
We are deeply saddened by the death of Mrs Chisom Anekwe. We wish to express our sympathy to the family and friends on this unfortunate and tragic incident. We pray that God will comfort them and grant them the fortitude to bear this great loss. We are however compelled to address the postings on the social media which are untrue. The facts have been markedly falsified and distorted. It would appear that deliberate attempts were made to damage the image of the hospital and the integrity of the attending doctors and nurses based on false premises. It has become necessary to state the hospital’s account within the limits of professional ethics in order to give members of the public a balanced perspective.
We wish to state that the case is presently under investigation by statutory bodies such as the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) and the Lagos State Health Facilities Accreditation and Monitoring Authority (HEFAMA) and as such, the hospital would not want to do anything that would prejudice such investigations. It is also hoped that a post mortem examination would help to unravel the cause of this unfortunate incident.
 
Mrs Chisom Anekwe was a pleasant and gracious lady who was well liked by staff and other patients. We were delighted when she registered for antenatal care in Magodo Specialist Hospital for her third baby. She had had 2 previous successful deliveries in this hospital in 2012 and 2015 respectively.
During the index pregnancy, she developed hypertension at a time when the baby was not yet matured for delivery. Hypertensive diseases (pre-eclampsia) are the leading cause of death associated with pregnancy worldwide. She was offered admission to control and monitor the blood pressure on 26 April 2017 but declined and went home. She later returned on 27 April 2017 because of headache and inability to sleep. She was placed on BP lowering drugs and was regularly seen by doctors and nurses including gynaecologists. At least 3 gynaecologists attended to her individually or jointly during her admission.
 
She remained stable until the early hours of 30 April 2017 when she complained of sudden severe abdominal pain. It emerged that she did not take the medication prescribed to reduce her blood pressure the previous evening. The nurses and doctors including a gynaecologist came to see and made a diagnosis of placental abruption, a condition in which the placenta is detached from the womb before the onset of labour.
Placental abruption is a known complication of hypertension in pregnancy and in this condition, the patient would lose a lot of blood and the baby would suffer from nutrient and oxygen lack and is usually born dead. On assessment, the patient was in shock. Immediate steps were taken to resuscitate her with intravenous drips and oxygen while attempts were made to obtain blood for transfusion. The staff then prepared for emergency caesarean section to try and save the baby. The team including gynaecologist, anaesthetist and paediatrician were called and they attended. But before starting the operation, the doctors needed to confirm that the baby was still alive by listening to the heartbeat. Unfortunately, the baby’s heartbeat was not heard.
 
This necessitated a change of plan. They decided not to proceed with the operation because the baby was already dead and the operation could be dangerous for the mother in that situation. A further complication of placental abruption is disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC) a condition where the blood fails to clot. This could lead to excessive and uncontrollable bleeding during a caesarean operation. This was explained to the husband who gave consent for labour to be induced. Labour was induced and she was monitored throughout. She then had a normal delivery of the baby and placenta following labour induction.
 
Resuscitation of the patient continued and she was given drips and blood transfusion to replace what she had lost. She was continually monitored by nurses, doctors and gynaecologists. She was never left on her own contrary to the postings on social media. There was initial improvement in her condition, which appeared to be stabilizing. But when it unexpectedly started to deteriorate, it was decided after consultation with the husband to transfer her to another hospital.
 
The story on social media suggested that the patient fell into labour, called for help and nobody came. This is not true. The claim that the patient fell into labour was contradicted by the same social media post which alleged that labour was induced without the husband’s consent. The patient never fell into labour and when she developed placenta abruption, the doctors and nurses including the gynaecologist attended promptly. For most of the time, 2 gynaecologists jointly attended to her along with other doctors and nurses. The patient was monitored continually during the management of this severe emergency.
 
The decision not to proceed with caesarean section was taken in the patient’s overall best interest and according to standard medical practice. The theatre was prepared and the team of gynaecologist, anaesthetist, paediatrician and others assembled ready to do the operation. They did not proceed because of consideration of the patient’s overall best interest. Ironically, it would be financially more rewarding for the hospital to do caesarean section rather than offer vaginal delivery. We placed our patient’s interest above any potential financial gain.
 
The story also claimed that the “doctor sneaked out of the hospital”. This is untrue. Two gynaecologists were jointly attending to the patient and when her condition appeared to be stabilizing, one of them left with a plan to return after a short while. And when he was contacted that the patient’s condition was deteriorating, he immediately made his way back to the hospital and later proceeded to the hospital where the patient was referred to support the family. He left the referral hospital after he was physically assaulted by the patient’s husband.
 
We care very passionately about the health and lives of our patients. The hospital is well equipped and adequately staffed. The hospital is fully accredited by the relevant statutory authorities. We are very sorrowful about losing this patient. The death of any young person is regrettable and must be guarded against. We have handled many difficult cases successfully in the past and did our best in this situation. But we also are humble to recognize that doctors and nurses may care, it is God that heals and that despite human best effort, death may still occur.
We are greatly distressed and saddened by the death of this young woman who had been our patient for over 5 years and had her 2 babies successfully under our care. Our hearts and prayers are with the family. We pray that God in His infinite mercy will comfort them and grant them the grace and strength to bear this great loss. We pray that the almighty God will take care of the children and the family she has left behind.

 

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Chisom Anekwe: How Neglect By Doctors Caused Her Death, Justice For Her And Family

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Nigeria accounts for 10% of the maternal mortality rates, globally that is numbing.

That simply means that 10% of all women who die while giving birth to a child in the entire world are NIGERIAN.

This is Chisom Anekwe (nee Okereke), a young, vivacious, graceful, kind-hearted and intelligent woman who had devoted her life to helping indigent kids and giving their lives a meaning. She’s an alumna of LEAP Africa.
 
Two weeks ago, precisely April 30th, 2017, Chisom died under questionable circumstances at Magodo Specialist Hospital while trying to birth her third offspring. We believe strongly that the authorities need to ensure that lives are taken sacred in hospitals like Magodo Specialist Hospital where such avoidable deaths are recorded.
 
Chisom was admitted in the hospital four days before she got into labour. She already had two daughters birthed in the same hospital and was there to birth her third child, a son. While at the hospital, no one attended to her when she needed the help to be delivered of the long awaited baby. She was left for hours in labour. This happened until her husband created a scene, which eventually caused the doctors to go to her ward and on inspection they found out that the baby had struggled and died.
 
The husband at this point requested for a CS which he paid for and even signed the consent form presented by the hospital. He was then tricked out of the room to go prepare for blood transfusion and on getting back, he found out that the doctors had induced the wife and delivered the dead baby without operation not minding that the CS procedure had been paid for. This was also without his consent.
 
During the process of delivering the baby, the placenta got ruptured and the doctors left her like that, no further attendance still. Shortly after, the husband noticed she was swelling up in her stomach area and called the attention of the doctors who said they were getting ready for a surgery, a preparation that took longer than usual.
 
After waiting in vain for the surgical team, the frustrated husband went furiously to the reception to demand why they were wasting time only to discover the doctor had sneaked out of the hospital under funny pretences. At this point he got other hospital staff to wheel her out of the hospital and in that process Chisom died!
 
This is the story of most young women who die while giving birth as a result of the callousness, ignorance and carelessness of inexperienced doctors.
In this era, we shouldn’t be talking about Child and Maternal Mortality especially when it can be avoided. This could have been avoided but it wasn’t and now Chisom Jane Anekwe is a victim and has been added to the statistics.
 
We demand;
 
1. That Magodo Specialist Hospital, Shangisha, Lagos, be investigated for their actions and the subsequent death of Chisom.
 
2. That both the Nigerian Medical Association NMA and the Medical and Dentist Council of Nigeria, MDCN ensure that supposed Specialist Hospitals who claim to have a resident Gynecologist are verified.
 
3. That there be justice for Chisom!
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