Things to consider when choosing where to deliver your baby

When deciding where you will deliver your baby, it is important that you and your partner have all the information you need to make your decision. This informs my post today. Depending on your circumstances, your options regarding where you are going to have your baby are likely to be in a local health facility…

Let’s talk Folic Acid

Mercy (not her real name) gave birth  to a handsome baby boy 3 months ago. This was supposed to be a happy moment, a moment of finally meeting her prince after 9 months of patiently waiting. But it wasn’t so because the baby was born with spina bifida- a serious birth defect of the spine….

Words of comfort to Hon. Isaac Mwaura and his wife Mukami

Brief as a child’s life is, the joy that the child brings is always out of this world. Whoever said ‘there is no footprint too small to leave its imprint forever on one’s heart’ knew exactly what they were talking about. On 19th January 2017, nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura and his wife Nelius Mukami were…

The perfect shot!!!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words! Now this photo has not only gone viral and earned praises but it has also warmed the hearts of many people all over the world including me. Let me introduce you to Danielly Katsue, 24, from Cuiabá, Brazil, who looked every inch the beautiful bride as she…

Want to vote first and fast? Just rent a baby!

On 8/8 Kenyans exercised their democratic right to elect their preferred president, governor, senator, women rep, Member of parliament and MCA. By the way, my 2-year-old also had his preferred presidential candidate who was totally different from mine. He kept calling his two names whenever he appeared on the TV screen and even always said…

30 years in jail for STILL BIRTH!

You are just 18; you are repeatedly raped and as a result of the rape, you conceive. Months later, you have a still birth; very emotionally and psychologically painful right? Of course it is! But that is not the end of your tribulations because you are arrested shortly after and sentenced to 30 years in…

Childlessness: How women without children are treated

Most of us grow up expecting that one day we’ll be parents.  Children are good, children are gifts and my bible, in James 1: 17 says every good and perfect gift is from above.  Although no woman can give herself a child, married women are expected to be mothers and if they are unable to…

Malaria in numbers

Today, 25th April 2017 is World Malaria Day.   Did you know… That nearly half of the world’s population is at risk of malaria? That in 2015, there were roughly 212 million malaria cases and an estimated 429000 malaria death?. That Sub-Saharan Africa continues to carry a disproportionately high share of the global malaria burden?…

Should war on FGM be intensified in the urban areas?

Last Friday, I posted the following on my Facebook timeline: Every February 6th is the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation. In Kenya, this year’s national celebrations will be held in Sankuri location, Garissa County. The theme of the celebrations is “Working Together to End FGM by 2030”. Ending FGM, My Responsibility….

The encouraging state of maternal health in Rwanda

Every day, 800 women around the world die for reasons related to pregnancy or childbirth. And some 5.7 million women annually suffer severe disabilities following childbirth. But there’s another positive side to this story. Maternal mortality has generally decreased by half since 1990 and this includes even in places that are extremely poor. New technologies…