Woman laughs off giving up child to be raised by in-laws

 

Kenyan men often land the wrath of society for being dead beat dad’s who want nothing to do with their offspring.

But the tables seemed to have turned on Classic 105 after a mother called in confessing she gave up her daughter to her in laws and is happy with that decision.

Maina spoke about it saying

I need to talk of these mothers, because when this lady called in, it threw my head into a spin.

The woman talked about why she gave up her daughter to her in-laws and also how she has not seen the child since.

She told Maina

he was told by the parents… go take the kid we will take care of her… I said ok, come and take her. I have not seen her. I don’t need to be responsible for anything now, sitaki mastress

So how often does she see her daughter?

I don’t. It’s been a year since nilimwona

And why isn’t she bothered at all by this

because I don’t want anything to do with them

As a mother who has had a child taken from her, doesn’t she miss her daughter? Maina proded her

siwezi endea huko you know what? itakuwa balaa and she is four years and a half. Now I am ok. I just told God to give me that piece of mind.

This formed the basis of the morning conversation where Mwalimu Kingangi slammed women.

Maina said’ I can understand men not having an instinct but ladies…

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‘You know men love their children even those outside, more than women kufa kupona ni kukatazwa. how do you leave your daughter?

Is there something we don’t understand about this lady? What do you make of what you’ve heard from her? What do you make of her behaviour.

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Pregnancy 101: Ectopic pregnancy and how to treat it

It is most women’s joy to conceive but that dream does not always come true for some who experience an ectopic pregnancy.

An ectopic pregnancy is one that occurs outside the womb, usually in one of the fallopian tubes.

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A pregnant mum

The early sign/ warning of ectopic pregnancy are pelvic pain.

  • Light vaginal bleeding may also occur.
  • If heavy bleeding (hemorrhaging) occurs, you may feel shoulder pain as blood fills your pelvis and abdomen.
  • vaginal bleeding or spotting.
  • feeling very weak, dizzy, or fainting.

The main dangers of an ectopic pregnancy is that it can lead to death.

Ectopic pregnancies are rare — it happens in about 2 out of every 100 pregnancies. … Fallopian tubes can break if stretched too much by the growing pregnancy — this is sometimes called a ruptured ectopic pregnancy.

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This can cause internal bleeding, infection, and in some cases lead to death.

Here are ways to treat an ectopic pregnancy

A pregnancy won’t survive if it’s ectopic, because a fertilized egg can’t grow fully outside your uterus.

Ectopic pregnancy treatment is medicine or surgery:

  • You can get shots of a medicine called methotrexate that ends the ectopic pregnancy.
  • The pregnancy can be removed with a surgical procedure using laparoscopy.

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Most Kenyan diaspora to send cash gifts on Mothers day

Why not treat your mum to a cash gift on mothers day?

A new survey from leading online international money transfer service WorldRemit reveals how the estimated 3 million Kenyans living abroad celebrate their mums on Mother’s Day.

The just released WorldRemit survey of customers sending money to Kenya reveals:

  • When asked who they send money to, 66% of those that responded said they send money to their mums in Kenya.
  • When asked when they last met their mother, 44% of those who responded said they haven’t seen them for at least 2 years.
  • 99% of those who send money to their mothers celebrate Mother’s Day.
  • 80% of those who celebrate Mother’s Day do so by sending their mother money.
  • Of those respondents who send their mom money for Mother’s Day, 84% also give their mum a call and 50% also send her a gift.

Last year, the Kenyan diaspora sent home over $2.7 billion, making remittances one of the top forex earners for the country.

Sharon Kinyanjui, Head of East and Central Africa at WorldRemit, said: “Mother’s Day is an important time for 3 million Kenyans living abroad to show their mums that they’re thinking of them. Our online money transfer service makes it easier to send money to your mom this Mother’s Day. Customers can make transfers at any time from anywhere with just a few taps on their smartphones. We also deliver notifications to you and your mom when the money has been sent and received to help you stay connected at every stage of the money transfer journey.”

To celebrate Mother’s Day this year, WorldRemit is offering new customers zero fees on their first transfer if they use the code MDAYWR when making payment.

WorldRemit’s app and website make sending money home as easy as sending an instant message. Kenyans living in over 50 countries, including the USA, the UK and Canada, can send money in a few taps directly from their smartphones, without having to travel and pay expensive fees at a money transfer agent.

For recipients in Kenya, WorldRemit offers a variety of convenient ways to receive money, including mobile money, bank deposit, cash collection at over 700 locations across urban and rural areas of Kenya, and mobile airtime top-up.

Fun things to do with your mother for mother’s day!

Mothers day which happens to be on 12th May is just around the corner and most if not all the times, it catches us by surprise, Well not any more!

Now that I have reminded you that the day is near, you might be racking your brain what to surprise her with on this big day yes?

It might be easy to fall for the normal usual things that have been happening over the years, but we can try and make this year a little different?

Well you do not have to worry about that anymore,

Here is a list of some of the things the both of you could do on this day.

1. Take a mini vacation

Most of the times our mothers are always busy trying to make everything work in our homes.

Take her out for mini road-trip or vacation to let her relax and simply to make her feel special on that mini trip. It’s her day and she needs all the rest and relaxation she can get while at it.

 

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2. Book a family photo shoot

Who doesn’t like a photo shoot or a family picture? Well this might be your opportunity to get one.

Go for that fancy make-overed  photo-shoot you have been meaning or procrastinating for a while. This will create new memories for you and your mother.

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3. Go see a movie

When old age kicks in, they tend to forget the little pleasures of life. Remind her how it feels like to have fun or to just enjoy their time.

For instance you could take her for a movie and just make sure she has the time of her life.

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4. Plan a picnic

A little relaxation for a mother goes a long way and a picnic to just cook and spoil her is a perfect idea to make this work.

Take her for that mini picnic lunch and just make sure that she has fun but above all she gets all the love and relaxation she will need.

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5. Pamper Her

Take her out, treat her to a massage or a spa date, get her gifts, buy her roses, make her dress up and all that. Make it a little different for her and treat her like the queen that she is.

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Babies given formula instead of breast milk are 25 per cent more likely to become obese – study

Babies given formula milk instead of breast milk are 25 per cent more likely to become obese.

Almost one in six bottle-fed babies are obese by the time they reach primary school, an international study of more than 100,000 six to nine-year-olds found.

Children never given breast milk have 25 per cent higher odds of obesity than those whose mothers exclusively breastfed them for at least six months.

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Experts believe formula may cause babies to gain more weight and grow faster because it is developed from cows’ milk, which has higher levels of protein and may trigger the growth of fat cells.

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Researchers looked at primary school children from the WHO Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative which includes 22 European countries.

The children’s mothers were asked if they had breastfed, for how long, and if they had done so exclusively without feeding their baby other liquids such as water.

The results, available for up to 16 countries and almost 30,000 children with full breastfeeding records, show those breastfed for less than six months were 12 per cent less likely to be obese than those never breastfed.

Children breastfed exclusively for this period were five per cent less likely to be obese.

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Those children in the heaviest three per cent of their age group, well above the expected weight for their height and age, were classed as obese.

Breastfeeding is known to reduce the risk of babies being overweight, which may be due to hormones, nutrients and bugs in breast milk which change babies’ gut bacteria.

Breast milk is believed to ‘programme’ babies to burn fat more efficiently in later life instead of storing it and gaining weight.

Formula milk, in contrast, is thought to increase babies’ insulin levels compared to breast milk, which may cause them to grow more and bigger fat cells.

 

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Pregnancy: Things a new mom with quintuplets needs help with

 

The crazy whirlwind of diapers, formula, and outfit changes that fill her days are all some of us can think about.

Everylyne Namukhula delivered quintuplets in Kakamega and news of the historic birth has been celebrated by Kenyans.

The babies, 3 girls and two boys, have been moved to Moi Referral Hospital in Eldoret for specialized care.

Everlyne Namukhula, who hails from Sisokhe village in Navakholo Sub
County gave birth to three girls and two boys through Caesarean
Section.

Besides the joy of the birth, such mothers need netizens help more than ever.

  1. Everlyne needs nutritional help. Prenatal iron-deficiency anemia is fairly common in single-baby pregnancies. Just think about five babies sucking up all of your nutrients!
  2. The parents need help taking care of their older children, now that the new mom’s time will be taken up by the quintuplets. It’s tough enough bringing home just one new baby with an older child at home, let alone five! Here is where family and neighbors of good will come in.
  3. Diapers for the new-borns. I can only image what it takes, if buying the badly needed item is difficult for one child. Can corporates step in, or better yet our politicians who are philanthopic?
  4. Formula for the children. She may experience low supply of breast milk and have to use formula to meet their nutritional needs.
  5. Clothes. One can only imagine how may times a day she will need to change the clothes worn by these children. If you have spare clothes, please donate them, they will come in handy.

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Airline turns around after mother FORGETS her baby at terminal

 

Yes you read that right.

A Saudi passenger jet from Jedah made its way swiftly back to Malaysia after a woman realised she had left behind her baby at the departure lounge.

The Saudia flight from Jeddah was said to be on its way to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, when the woman realised she was missing her child and alerted cabin crew.

The pilot then had to request permission to return to Jeddah from baffled air traffic controllers, Arab media reported.

The woman had left the child behind in the departure lounge at King Abdul Aziz International Airport, according to Gulf News.

A voice recording, which has been widely shared online in the Arab world, reveals how puzzled aviation staff tried to deal with the crisis.

The pilot reportedly asked them: ‘May God be with us. Can we come back or what?’

One of the controllers can then be heard asking a colleague: ‘This flight is requesting to come back…a passenger forgot her baby in the waiting area, the poor thing.’

They then said: ‘OK, head back to the gate. This is totally a new one for us!’

The bizarre delay reportedly took place over the weekend.

Flight-tracking data showed a Saudia flight from Jeddah to Kuala Lumpur departing almost an hour late on Saturday, but it was unclear if this was the same one.

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8-month-old dies after being fed vodka by his mum so she could go party

An eight month old died after his mother refused to take him to hospital after giving him vodka so that he could sleep.

The mother, who is currently being investigated by police, fed him vodka to make him sleep so she could party, leading to his death.

Mother Nadezhda Yarych allegedly gave her baby son Zakhar vodka to drink so he could sleep and not bother her as she partied over the holiday period in the town of Shebekino in western Russia’s Belgorod Oblast region.

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According to reports, Zakhar had fallen ill and his mother then took him to a local hospital.

The doctors reportedly checked the baby, finding he had a viral infection and suggesting hospitalisation but Yarych is said to have refused, saying she preferred to treat the child at home.

TNadezhda reportedly took Zakhar to the hospital four times within a week but refused to hospitalise him every time.

Sources close to the family told local media that Yarych refused to hospitalize her son as she did not want to spend the holiday period celebrations in hospital with her baby.

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On 5th January, the child died and according to a postmortem examination, the child’s death was caused by a viral infection.

Police started investigating the mother and her husband Mikhail Yarych, who is the stepfather of her baby who was reportedly aware of the situation but did nothing to help the child.

Police have not commented on the matter yet. The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been reported.

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Woman’s husband wants to name their baby after his ex

Would you divorce your husband if you can’t agree on your baby’s name? This mom to be wants to

We have all read all too often of the battle between divorcing parents. From court records, to children chronicling their parents beef, we know what mummy and daddy are upto.

A pregnant woman is considering divorcing her husband over the name he choose for their yet to be born baby.

The wife shared her story on Reddit, titling the post “Divorce on Table Because Husband And I Can’t Agree on Baby’s Name.” In it, she explained:

“Hello reddit. This title might look funny but its an actual problem between me (23F) and my husband (24M). We’ve been dating for a year, been married for 2 years. I got pregnant like 7 months ago so recently we started discussing name for the baby. Ever since we found out it’s gonna be a girl my husband wants to name it like his ex’s name. It’s not any ex but the one he dated for long period of time and loved the most. In the beginning of our relationship we had many problems because of her but she moved away so the problems went away. He really loved her and he never hid that from me but I thought it was over once she moved away. Now he made it clear that he wants the baby to have that name and I can name the second child. When I asked him why does he want that name so badly he said just because he and his ex didn’t work out doesn’t mean he doesn’t want something to keep reminding him of her. He doesn’t understand how much its affecting me and keeps saying it’s just the hormones. Is he still in love with the ex or its normal that he wants to name OUR child like that. Thank you!”

Does this get you wanting to know who named you?

Drop your comments below on this topic.

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‘My fake boobs are no longer perky but I love them,’ Fitness model confesses

She gave birth to her second child just 11 weeks ago, but Chontel Duncan has already been back at the gym for more than a month.

Yet the fitness model, who has been posting incredible shots of her post-baby figure, revealed that her body has changed in ways that social media doesn’t show.

‘My fake boobs are no longer as perky, but they have fed two little miracles so I love them,’ the 28-year-old wrote on Instagram.

‘My skin is quite stretchy around my belly button, and my belly button doesn’t know if it’s an “innie” or an “outie” (looks like a bit of both)’.

Chontel, of Brisbane, also revealed that her posture has become awful, her caesarean scar is bigger, and her core muscles ‘feel like they’ve lost their placement’.

But the model revealed that one of the biggest changes to occur in the last few months cannot be seen in her pictures or status updates.

Chontel Duncan‘What else has changed is my “SELF LOVE”‘,  she said. ‘I truly love my body more than I did before I had babies and that’s the key point here, SELF LOVE.’

Chontel has posted numerous photos of her body while pregnant and after giving birth, often accompanied with candid Instagram captions.

The mum told her followers this week that she believes she is still so ‘incredibly unfit’ after giving birth to her baby son Swayde Noel.

‘Woke up yesterday exhausted and in a blink of an eye slept through my alarm,’ she said.

‘This morning I woke up more determined than ever, got both of my bubbas in the truck, and off we went to training.’

Chontel Duncan‘It wasn’t my best performance, I am so incredibly unfit, but FAR OUT I feel so much better for it.’

Chontel also recently opened up about the realities of undergoing a caesarean section to deliver Swayde.

‘There’s nothing easy about a cesarea…the tugging, the pushing, the sounds, the smells, the feeling of no control, the fear of something going wrong, the recovery it all terrifies me,’ she said.

‘But I would do it all again in a heart beat.’