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#Repost @diaryofanaijagirl ・・・
"When we found out I was having a baby girl, I was so excited and started planning her whole life out in my head. Dance schools, gymnastics, modelling etc. All cute things that little girls do. And to top it off, my best friend proposed to me, taking the next step to making our family one!
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Life was looking up and I couldn't have asked for anything more. I ate all kinds of healthy foods, drank the best water, Google was life and avocado became my best friend lol
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The day came on 3.15.2017 at 5:34am after having labour pains for almost two days. It was a natural and easy birth and God blessed me with a beautiful baby girl - Kensley Ayanna
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But I noticed something...
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It was a big lump under her left eye and her eyes were swollen. I asked the nurses and doctors I saw that day and everyone told me it would go down, not to worry about it. But I pressed on because I wanted her to open her eyes.. to see me and her dad
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The next day we were hit with heart breaking news. "We didn't find any", is what they said to us. My heart fell to my stomach. My fiancé broken like never before. In an instant it pulled us closer together. With my mom by my side, they helped me to be STRONG. I had no other choice. It felt like a dream
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My baby girl has a rare genetic disorder called Anophthalmia (born without eyes). Like what? Why me? Why her? But I soon realised what was best for her was me and what was best for me was her!
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Today I no longer have those questions. God makes no mistakes. During ultrasounds she would cover her face or turn her head because she was meant to be here
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I will treat my daughter as normal because she is normal. A healthy baby girl who has the advantage of not seeing the ugliness in the world the way I do
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To meet and love someone for who they are, not what they see
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To surpass all limitations and expectations
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Kensley will have to work a little harder but yes, I will see to it as her mother that NOTHING stands in her way
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For now my eyes are hers and I will show my daughter nothing but how to be the strongest and smartest black woman there is with all the confidence in the world!"- @kiara.shanee #thedrugcode

Bleaching creams have been effectively banned from entering Ghana - FDA
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The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has revealed that since January this year bleaching creams have been banned from entering the country.
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Speaking before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing in Parliament on Wednesday, the Acting Chief Executive of the Food and Drugs Authority, Mimi Darko said his outfit is also using laboratory tests to identify such creams.
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“The bleaching agent in most bleaching creams is hydroquinone and the Ghana standard now is, there should be zero percent hydroquinone in bleaching creams and the Food and Drugs Board, being the regulatory authority, has taken that standard and we are now implementing it. So, since January this year [2017], we don’t register a product that has hydroquinone in the product.”
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She said her outfit has also held meeting with cosmetic sellers on the market and “is working with them to ensure that those creams are not available on the market.”
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“The lab is also testing to make sure that even if they try and hide it, we will find it is laboratory analysis,” she warned.
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Many health practitioners in Ghana have expressed worry about the damage being caused by such products and have since warned against their usage.#thedrugcode

WHY BREAST IS BEST
#WomensHealth

After a mother delivers her child & the placenta, there is a steep fall in her hormone levels. This inherently causes her body to increase the synthesis of the hormone prolactin (which is the ‘pro’ lactation hormone). This stimulates the alveolar epithelial cells of the breast, activating milk production! Periodic infant suckling leads to further release of prolactin & oxytocin, which stimulate myoepithelial cell contraction & milk ejection (formally known as the ‘let-down reflex’). Early breast milk (milk that is produced in the first postpartum week) is known as colostrum. Colostrum contains protein, fat, secretory immunoglobulin A (IgA), & minerals. The high IgA levels in colostrum are essentially immune cells that will provide passive immunity for the infant & protect the baby against enteric bacteria! After about 1 week postpartum, ‘mature milk’ with protein, fat, lactose, & water is produced. It is interesting to note that the contents of breast milk evolves & changes along with the baby! This is part of the reason why the CDC & the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend breastfeeding. Other potential benefits of breastfeeding include a lower incidence of allergies, upper respiratory infections & GI infections in the baby and maternal weight loss! For more, click on the link in our bio & watch our YouTube episode on “The Truth about Breastfeeding.”
#MEDspiration #thedrugcode
Written by Student Doctor: @medspired ©06/05/2017 All Rights Reserved.
Photo found on: @milky_express
TAG A MOTHER / FUTURE MOTHER!

This is a video of a Soldier crying because he is scared of needles (the irony) the condition is called Trypa-what? Trypanophobia! If you've ever tried to search for "needle phobia" or "fear of shots," you've probably come across some very odd and confusing terms. But this condition is very real, and a whopping 20 percent of people have a fear of needles. There are a lot of risks associated with the fear of needles. It can prevent people from going to the doctor, getting routine blood tests, or following prescribed treatments. Modern medicine is making increased use of blood tests and injectable medications, and forgoing medical treatment because of a fear of needles puts people at a greater risk for illness and even death. For example, diabetics who skip glucose monitoring and insulin injections can put themselves in serious danger of complications.
HERE ARE THE SIX MEDICAL TERMS THAT ARE RELATED TO FEARING NEEDLES:
1. Aichmophobia: an intense or morbid fear of sharp or pointed objects
2. Algophobia: an intense or morbid fear of pain
3. Belonephobia: an abnormal fear of sharp pointed objects, especially needles
4. Enetophobia: a fear of pins
5. Trypanophobia: a fear of injections
6. Vaccinophobia: a fear of vaccines and vaccinations
OTHER IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT FEARING NEEDLES
* Traumatic experiences in childhood form the foundation of these fears—like seeing an older sibling cry when getting their shots. * Of those who have a fear of needles, at least 20 percent avoid medical treatment as a result. * The fear of needles is both a learned and an inherited condition. A fairly small number inherit a fear of needles, but most people acquire needle phobia around age four to six. #thedrugcode

#Repost @medspiration (@get_repost)
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WHY LOVE IS ESSENTIAL
#MindfulMonday

In this video we watch this preemie receive a gentle physical massage. Intimacy has proven to play an important role in the implications of weight gain, bone density & overall brain function in babies born before 37 weeks gestation & in those weighing less than 5.5 pounds (it also plays an equally important role in our adult lives!). Preemies & babies that receive compassionate touch/massaging from their parents & health care providers have demonstrated increases in vagal activity (enhancing the relaxed state), gastric motility, insulin & insulin growth factor-1 levels (aiding in absorption of nutrients & promoting growth); all of which are potential underlying mechanisms involved in the nourishment & maturation of a newborn. The influence of affection on these physiological processes suggests its effects are much more than purely physical for the human body! In fact, intimacy with all things (including our families, friends & ourselves) may have a profound impact on our mental & spiritual health if we allow it do so! Perhaps this is why intimacy has been referred to as a ‘spiritual breath?’ Happy Monday guys, let’s make the intentions this week to be purposeful with each intention we make! For more, click on the link in our bio & [SUBSCRIBE] to our YouTube channel.
#MEDspiration

Written by Student Doctor: @medspired ©03/27/2017 All Rights Reserved.
Inspired by: My current pediatrics rotation.
Video Credit: @pediatra_leoescobar

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This research on the ‘Preterm Infant Massage Therapy Research” was published by Tiffany Field, Ph.D., Touch Research Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics.
(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2844909
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Tuesday motivation! You are unique! You are enough (Ps - This is the Drug Code theme song thought I should share) #TheDrugCode

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So I've been seeing this video float around Instagram.

What you see in the video is similar to a type of massage in Northern Thailand called "Tok Sen".
It's the signature massage in some of their spas.
I don't know why he is hitting the back so hard, maybe to remove bone spur? We will never know.
Tok means to to strike or tap while sen refers to the meridian lines in the body. It was originally prescribed by wives to the husbands after a hard days work in the fields. They would place the husband on the hard table and tap along the body with wooden sticks to ease their aching pains.

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Bleaching creams have been effectively banned from entering Ghana - FDA
.
.
The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has revealed that since January this year bleaching creams have been banned from entering the country.
.
.
Speaking before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing in Parliament on Wednesday, the Acting Chief Executive of the Food and Drugs Authority, Mimi Darko said his outfit is also using laboratory tests to identify such creams.
.
.
“The bleaching agent in most bleaching creams is hydroquinone and the Ghana standard now is, there should be zero percent hydroquinone in bleaching creams and the Food and Drugs Board, being the regulatory authority, has taken that standard and we are now implementing it. So, since January this year [2017], we don’t register a product that has hydroquinone in the product.”
.
.
She said her outfit has also held meeting with cosmetic sellers on the market and “is working with them to ensure that those creams are not available on the market.”
.
.
“The lab is also testing to make sure that even if they try and hide it, we will find it is laboratory analysis,” she warned.
.
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Many health practitioners in Ghana have expressed worry about the damage being caused by such products and have since warned against their usage.#thedrugcode

I remember when I was much younger, my parents would say "turn your TV game so it will cool down" or "Don't sit too close to the TV it's bad for your eyes but fast forward 2016 - 2017 these VR (Virtual Reality) gadgets are introduced into the market. I don't play TV games anymore except for the few I play on my phone but my brothers do! So my question is this, What are the side effects of these VR gadgets? If you know, kindly educate us. #thedrugcode thedrugcode #nigeria #thedrugcode #hospital #medicine #medical#health #med #medschool #physiotherapist #physiotherapy #medstudent #healthcare #nurse #patient#medic#healtheducation #healthawareness #healthliving #pharmacist #medicalschool #healthy #Nigeriandoctor #Nigeria #thedrugcode #societyforfamilyhealth #dentalhealth #dentistry #instadaily #lagos #weekend #virtualreality

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So a friend of mine went to the hospital today and the test confirmed he had a Community Acquired Pneumonia! So this is the prescription. He sent it to me to check if it's ok! So pharmacist come and tell me what you think about this prescription and
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Did you know if you get clots during your period, it means you are bleeding fast and hard. Normally, your body releases anticoagulants during your period so it flows instead of clotting. But when clots happen, it means you're bleeding faster than the process can keep up with.
Some treatments for heavy bleeding include - ❤️
Oral contraceptives can help because heavy bleeding and blood clotting is sometimes caused by hormonal imbalances. Oral contraceptives help balance out the hormones in your body.
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NSAIDs e.g ibuprofen, naproxen (however when taking NSAIDs watch for increased bleeding, it could be a side effect for some women) ❤️
Talk about tranexamic acid. This medication can help reduce the blood flow while you are on your period. You only take it when you're bleeding, not the rest of the month like contraceptives. With less bleeding, you'll get fewer blood clots.
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Remember consult your physician before using any of the above medications.

underlying bone #triviathursday
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This should be your attitude towards your week even if it's not going as planned!
The video is you see is a pregnant woman dancing in between contractions!
Don't let little life contractions stop you, you are about to birth your bundle of joy 🍀

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