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Wanjiru Kihusa
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Every day in every way I'm becoming better
Every day in every way I'm becoming better

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I hear the following statement many times, “I am eating for two,” or “She is eating for two.” Unfortunately many women take this to mean that whatever they have been consuming before, they double the portions which is wrong. Although eating for two, one…
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As you walked these internet streets the past few weeks you may have come across the hashtag #WBW2017 and may have been wondering what that is all about. Well, the first week of August (1st to 7th) was World Breastfeeding Week. Now, breastfeeding is one…
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It has been a tough couple of weeks for all of us. I say weeks because almost everything was put on hold until after elections. Well now that elections have come and gone what next? Last week I wrote about the challenges women voters face in Kenya during…
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I have been deeply contemplating whether I will vote in this year’s election. And it is not because I am undecided about the candidates I’m voting for. No. Actually, this time more than ever I am passionate about the leaders I want to vote for. I honestly…
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Last night Keith (now 7 weeks) decided sleep is for the weak. So at 1:50 am he woke up and fed but decided we should just sit staring at each other. And because he’s the boss we looked at each other – him with wide curious eyes and me with half open…
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Keith turned one month last week. I have typed that opening line 6 times and I still don’t believe it. I have a baby in arms – not right now of course 🙂 I’m writing this as he sleeps. But seriously, I have a baby!! Most times I don’t believe he’s mine. I…
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One of the many questions expectant women ask is “should I travel when pregnant?” It is a question I have asked my doctor a couple of times during my pregnancy. Now, I had read the precautions to take when traveling from several blogs and motherhood…
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Pregnancy is a beautiful thing and the excitement that comes with it is just amazing. However sometimes women are not able to carry a pregnancy to term or keep their babies for long after birth. Miscarriages, still birth and infant loss are heart…
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According to the Kenya Malaria Indicator Survey 2015, Malaria in pregnancy (MIP) is an important public health problem and is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality for pregnant women and infants. Infection during pregnancy can be asymptomatic or may present with clinical signs and symptoms. Both conditions are associated with adverse effects on pregnancy outcomes, including miscarriage, stillbirth, and low birth weight of infants as well as risk to the mother. Low birth weight (<2,500 grams), in particular, is associated with a high risk of neonatal death and poor child survival, especially in the first year of life.
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Do you ever get so tired and sleepy that all you want to do is enter bed and curl up under the blankets? You don’t even want to eat first. Yes there are days where for me sleep is more important than food – especially before I got pregnant. Now I want…
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