My First Birthing Experience – Peter Osei, father of 2

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After waiting for nine months, the day finally came. However, before the day arrived, we went through a very painful experience. My wife did not throw up like most women, but she developed Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) during her second trimester. The pain was so severe that she could only sleep (if at all) upright on a sofa. So for 5 months she didn’t sleep on a bed.  Her hip would snap every time she tried to get up from bed. The sound of the snap was so loud that it sometimes actually woke me up from sleep. Delivery day came on a normal Sunday. We were resting up for delivery day on Wednesday. We knew because it was a scheduled C-section. […]

Veronica’s Story

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Name: Veronica Age: 30 Number of kids: 2 Hospital & country of delivery: Pisam (Abidjan, Ivory Coast); Lister (Accra, Ghana) What your journey to becoming pregnant? Was it easy? We are one of those lucky couples that get pregnant whenever we decide to. I am a very fertile soil 🙂 One day we just decided that we should have our first kid and we did. We are a no-nonsense kind of couple 🙂 Then we moved to Ghana, I could not find a job and wanted to pop all my babies before 30, so we got pregnant a second time. It was all very logical 🙂 Did you deliver on your expected due date? Which hospital did you use and what did you […]

“Don’t Be A Hero. Take the Meds” – One mother’s Pregnancy Experience

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What your journey to becoming pregnant? Was it easy? It was a surprise pregnancy and it was a relatively easy one with no complications. I spent most of the 9 months in nesting mode, getting a business started and getting my home ready for the baby’s arrival. Did you deliver on your expected due date? Which hospital did you use and what did you think of their services? I delivered 2 weeks past due date with the help of acupressure at Bethel Clinic in Tema. Bethel Clinic was okay. In retrospect, I wish they would have done more coaching so I could have perhaps avoided an emergency C-section. What was your birth plan and did it go according to plan […]