What did you crave when you were pregnant?

Lots of women have food cravings during pregnancy. You have a food craving when you want a certain food really, really badly. You want pizza and you want it now! It’s usually okay to satisfy your food cravings, as long as what you eat is safe and you don’t eat too much of it. It’s

How mothers can create one-on-one time with their children

Whether your children are toddlers or teenagers, they receive tremendous value from one on one time with mum. But mums are busy, and time together can be difficult to find. When you do have it, this time together can be stressful because you may feel rushed. Here are some tips for better one on one

Common Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance in Women

Whenever the word “hormones” is uttered, menopausal women come to mind for most. That’s so sad. Hormonal changes affect everyone from birth to death, yet we seem to have a very negative association with that word. For women, the most pronounced changes come in their 40s and 50s, but can been  hormonal symptoms earlier, which

Price of ‘exciting’ self-injectable contraceptive cut

The price of an innovative device which allows women to give themselves a contraceptive jab has been cut. Sayana Press has mostly been used by women in developing countries, as part of a global push to expand access to modern contraception. Working in collaboration with donor organisations has enabled the drug company Pfizer to drop

Menopause: 8 in 10 women get mood swing

Menopause is the medical term for the end of a woman’s menstrual period.  It is often called the “change of life” and marks the transition between a woman’s childbearing years and her non-childbearing years.  Menopause is a natural part of aging and occurs as a result of the gra Dr Buki Adewole, a Consultant Gynecologist

All about irregular period every woman must know

Irregular periods are usually not signs of serious problems but in some cases they indicate the presence of a serious medical problem and could result in serious complications like infertility. In teenagers and women approaching menopause, irregular periods can be said to be normal, however in women of other ages besides these two categories, irregular

Woman with two vaginas describes struggles of condition

A British woman who was born with two vaginas has revealed the difficulties of the rare condition — including prolonged periods and numerous miscarriages. Known only as Nicci, she is due to appear on the BBC3 documentary The Woman With Two Vaginas: Living Differently — which will be aired across Britain later this month. In

Understanding heavy menstrual bleeding

Heavy menstrual bleeding (called menorrhagia by health care professionals) is defined as soaking a pad and/or tampon every hour or less during each menstrual cycle. For many women, heavy menstrual bleeding is a huge obstacle to their lifestyles. The heavy bleeding can also lead to iron-deficient anaemia, the most common health-related threat of menorrhagia. While

International Women’s Day 2017: Five things you should know

Wednesday 8 March is International Women’s Day, an event held around the world to commemorate the struggle for women’s rights. Here are five facts about the day (Independent) 1. Originally called International Working Women’s Day, it was first celebrated on February 28, 1909, in New York in remembrance of a 1908 strike of the International

What determines breast shape in girls and women?

Big breasts, small breasts, medium sized breasts; all women’s breasts are unique one way or the other. No one has the exact same identical pair. One side may be smaller, saggier, or bigger. So what determines breast shape or size? Our mothers? Our diet? Here are some known determinants of breast size; Genetics Far and