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Mothers Give Their Opinions About The Quality Of Antenatal Care In Nigeria

A few weeks ago, we carried out a survey of mothers to find out their experiences of antenatal care in Nigeria.

Here’s an infographic summary of what some mothers had to say about antenatal care in Nigeria.

Mothers Give Their Opinions About The Quality Of Antenatal Care In Nigeria

Why does this matter?

Safe motherhood and a healthy birth outcome are still challenges in Nigeria. Despite the amount of investment in this area, Nigeria still faces one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world.

According to UNICEF (The United Nations Children’s Fund), every single day, Nigeria loses about 145 women of childbearing age. This makes the country the second largest contributor to the maternal mortality rate in the world.

Research has shown that care during the antenatal care period offers opportunities for delivering health information and services that can significantly enhance the health of women and their babies.

Tell Us! How can antenatal care classes in Nigeria be more useful?


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Our Mamalette Survey Shows Nigerian Mums Need More Sleep

We recently asked Mamalettes about the activities they engage on a typical weekday.

The results of our survey shows that only 40% of Nigerian mums get the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep everyday.

Why does this matter?

Study after study has revealed that people who do not get enough sleep are at greater risk for a number of diseases and health problems.

For example, getting less than five hours of sleep per night may double your risk of heart disease, heart attack, and/or stroke. Research has also found a persistent link between lack of sleep and weight gain, insulin resistance, and diabetes.

Here’s what you’ve told us about a day in your life, in infographic form.

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How many hours of sleep do you get every night? Leave your comments in the comment box below.

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