Alcohol, pregnancy and the Holy Bible

Alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix! This is because according to experts, it increases the risk of miscarriage and stillbirth; it raises the odds for having a baby with a low birth weight and raise your child’s risk for having problems with learning, speech, attention span, language, and hyperactivity -do you want that for your baby?…

Happy World Menstrual Hygiene Day!

May 28 is the world Menstrual Hygiene Day. 2014 will be the first time the world celebrates this very important day. By the way, did you know that half of the people on the planet are female, most of who begin their cycles between 9-17 years of age? Menstruation is a natural process that is…

Fistula: a woman’s dignity robber

Many of us, you and I included could be walking with some conditions only you, your doctor and to some extend your close family know about. This is not the same to a woman affected by fistula as her condition is an open book for anyone with a sense of smell; such a woman is…

On a lighter note…

When you are a first timer in pregnancy, you receive so many advises from all quarters; left, right and center and surprisingly, from even the people who have never been pregnant in their life on earth! This pregnancy dos and don’t increase anxiety if not clog your mind and imagination. I remember during my pregnancy…

Sharing is healing….

Have you gone through an experience during pregnancy? Do you want to share it thus encourage other people? Lourdesdiary is giving you an opportunity to share your experience in your own words- sharing is the perfect way of healing and besides, you will be remembering your experience with less pain and more joy. Send me…

My son’s death could have been prevented

The story of my pregnancy journey and eventual death of my son and sunshine as was published in today’s Daily Nation.  Lourdes Walusala during interview at Nation Center on May 8, 2014. Photo/ JEFF ANGOTE (NAIROBI)  By Maryanne W. Wanyama When Lourdes Walusala found out that she was pregnant two years ago, she and her…

Polio drop, the perfect mother’s day gift to your under 5 child!

Last year a day like today, I was a mom in waiting. I marked mother’s day carrying my son, my little sunshine, my honeybunch. This year’s Mother’s day, which will be celebrated this Sunday 11th May, would have been my first ever mother’s day as a real mom and to be honest, the thought of…