Selina actress Celestine Gachuhi has announced she has delivered a baby girl.
Taking to her Instagram , Celestine told that she delivered her baby at the RFH healthcare hospital Komarock saying ‘
“Even miracles take a little while 😍” Remember this👆?? Our miracle baby girl came 😍❤️, it’s been a week now and our lives have since changed completely❤️❤️🙏🙏 @phil_kimemia I thank God for you , you’ve stood by me since day one, the ups and downs as my priest. God bless you ❤. IT CAN ONLY BE GOD! A huge thanks to these amazing souls’
Celestine and fiancé Phil announced their pregnancy way back in February on Valentine’s Day.
She captioned the sweet news with the same note she wrote about welcoming her baby ‘Even miracles take a little while‘
The tv series Selina came to an end last month and the actress is yet to tell her fans what her next move is, however she did say she wants to throw herself into motherhood beofre all else.
Congratulations to the newest parents in town from the Classic 105 fam.
Gospel singer Evelyne Wanjiru says despite being excited by the fact they were going to be parents, they chose to keep the news off social media.
Evelyne’s husband Agunda said they agreed to keep their pregnancy away from social media until they welcomed their baby.
Speaking on their YouTube channel, the couple, who welcomed their firstborn 10 years after marriage, said it was an answered prayer.
Evelyne said she learned she was pregnant while on a US tour last year, two days after the burial of her father-in-law.
“After some funny cravings, I took the pregnancy test alone and finding out it was positive, I was shocked that I fell in the toilet,” she said.
“I was shaking and crying. I didn’t know what to do. I was confused. I took a photo and sent it to my husband.”
Agunda said he had that conviction that she was pregnant.
“There was joy on my face although I couldn’t show it and everything changed in my mind and I started thinking like a father,” he said.
“The excitement was much. It’s been a whole journey and still learning.”
The couple only told a few friends and family about the pregnancy.
They announced their blessing early this month after their son was born.
“We agreed not to tell our fans since some blessings are to be hidden,” Agunda said.
“You don’t announce before you harvest. As Christians, we are in a warfare world and not everyone is happy about your blessings.”
Evelyne added, “Not everything has to go on social media. There are things you need to keep private. Those who know us know that we can never post in our bedroom since it is our sacred place and that is where babies are made from.”
The new mum said the new generation has gone too far, sharing their bedroom life for likes and clout.
“For us it is not about clout, having waited for God for some things to happen, we hold some things so dearly and cover them until they manifest.”
The couple is looking forward to enjoying the journey of parenthood.
Agunda said he cannot wait to treat his child the best way that God will allow him to.
Evelyne said her son was given the name ‘Mshindi’ by his late grandfather since he will be a winner in all he does in life.
“Your entire family is so in love with you! We are excited to see you grow and become that great person God intended you to be!”
Jackie Matubia has addressed fans anxious to know if she has delivered her bundle of joy.
She hasn’t and being overdue is making her have anxiety as well.
Jackie in a video told ‘Eeeh Bado msijali nitazaa tu’
She also added ‘When everyone you were pregnant with gives birth na wewe watotpo wako ni wa 42weeks’
Pregnancy normally lasts about 40 weeks (that’s around 280 days from the first day of your last period). Most women go into labour within a week either side of this date, but some women go overdue. If your labour doesn’t start by the time you are 41 weeks pregnant, it is considered to be overdue.
Babies born before 37 weeks are considered premature and those born after 42 weeks are called postmature.
Evelyn narrated how she found out she was pregnant. “I was out of the Country when I discovered I was pregnant.” she recalls. “I was having the symptoms, throwing up, tiredness and a friend of mine suggested I take a pregnancy test. I was anxious and after waiting for some time I saw the two lines confirming my pregnancy. I was excited and called my husband to give him the good news.”
Her husband Agundabweni listening attentively added “When she called me and told me the news, I was overwhelmed with emotions. I asked her to repeat the test and I also told her when she comes back to the country we would go for a proper checkup.”
The first time parents also told the interviewer that they ate actively researching things to do with raising children.
See God! Nothing is impossible with God, May our story ignite someone’s Faith 🙏 @agundabweni and I know that waiting is not easy but when the grace is sufficient everything flows as God intended. Am so joyful, excited and thankful that God remembered us on the #10thYear in marriage 😭. We are a clear testimony that God is, can and will remember that couple that is still waiting upon Him, to read more of our testimony check the link on @bwenieve and @evelynwanjiru_a bio . CHECK OUT newsong #ASANTE
After 10 year of trouble trying to get pregnant, Gospel artiste Evlyn Wanjiru has announced the good news that she is pregnant.
Expressing joy she wrote
Today my heart is full of Joy and gratitude. As I write this, my eyes are full of tears. I have been waiting for this season for 10 years in my marriage.A blessed womb, God has fulfilled His promise in our lives. ” I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him” 1 Samuel 1:27 I pray for every couple almost giving up Look at us and see what the Lord has done. Friends and family I tell you; There’s a distinct difference, anybody can be a father but it takes a special man to be a DAD. This man right here is a gift from God to me . I don’t know who needs to hear this but I was hungry enough to wait for that promise to be manifested in my life. You don’t get what you pray for, you get what you’ve waited for, “because those who wait upon the Lord are like Mt zion they shall mount up with wings like eagles.” While we were waiting We kept on singing Praises to Him, we kept on encouraging others yet we were also asking God questions. ” where are you ? Until when, how many more doctors shall we see?” Then I would hear a voice saying ..Get encouraged.The measure of your Temptation is equal to the measure of your Blessings.So fight your battle delightfully for after every Test there is a Testimony and after every Victory there is a Prize.
– 👆🏾👆🏾Angel Gabriel is giving a testimony to Mary of what God had done to Elizabeth saying, THE ONE WHO WAS CALLED BARREN IS PREGNANT!! For with God nothing will be impossible (Luke 1:36,37) Agunda and I have come to realize that God has a track record of keeping His word.
This season, may even the angels testify of your breakthrough. Change of your status! Change of your name! Change of your circumstances! Change of your story!
Indeed God is faithful, He has made everything beautiful in His time. Ecclesiastes 3:11
A big Thank you for everyone who ever mentioned us in your prayers and held our hands. #Asante yesu’
Actress Jackie Matubia is gearing up for the arrival of her second child.
She revealed she is in her third trimester and facing challenges many mothers know all too well.
One such problem is being restless, telling us her baby will be here anytime now.
Jackie penned ‘this heat and pregnancy is a whole NO!!!!! si kunyeshe angalau weeh’
In another caption Jackie added ‘3rd trimester humbles you am ready for you baby D’
During the third trimester, your fetus continues to grow in size and weight. The lungs are still maturing, and the fetus begins to position itself head down. By the end of the third trimester, the fetus is about 19 to 21 inches long and weighs, on average, 6 to 9 pounds.
Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago has urged women to deliver naturally.
The Governor questioned why most women opt for Caesarean-section as opposed to normal delivery.
Speaking in Eldoret when he disbursed cheques to ECDE schools, the govenour said women should not think of beauty at the expense of their health.
He said there is a trend of women openly telling healthcare givers to àllow them to go through CS even when it is not necessary.
“What has changed now with women that they do not want to give birth naturally?” he asked.
Currently, when you have registered under the Linda Mama care, the cost of a C-section in private hospitals is between Sh100 and Sh200, while normal delivery is free.
Most women interviewed said they prefer C-section because it is less painful.
Ann Wamboi, who lives in town, said normal delivery is a painful process and in case of any complication, one can lose her life.
ms.ellahkyg Are you a woman?Please stick to your role!
blanch_njamiu Let women decide what they want to do with their bodies,
gracekiiru51 Depends on situation
myrahrash As long as his not carrying any child in his womb,he should not have a say period.he should understand the reason behind emergency Cs procedures and the importance of maternal health before speaking in a public setting.. it is very important..choose Ur leaders carefully 🙄
maggie_nice1 ata tukijifungua na mdomo yakuhusu ni? stop taking panadol for us and be thinned by yours
wambaabilly There are many reasons why women choose to deliver through CS: Some Insurances will only cover maternity costs if it’s under ‘medical’ reasons; Some women prefer to deliver by CS to ‘preserve’ their birth canal (to retain or attract men!); CS is safer for both mother and child!
Mother of two Corazon Kwamboka is six weeks post partum and loving her snap back journey.
On her Instagram, she shared somem of the things she is excited to resume in her life after giving birth.
‘I’m almost 6weeks postpartum and couldn’t wait any longer to resume gym. It’s been about 7months since I worked out. I got my doctors approval to do ‘light workouts’ but mimi ni ule msee.
Anyway, I listened to my body, broke a sweat and felt good. My gym wear is from @genio_sport’
One woman noted her perfect body. sati.ke said ‘The way you bounce back like nothing happened is amazing 😍🔥🙌’
Other similar responses got Corazon to assure that it takes time and it’s damaging to expect to have the same experience as another mother.
‘snapping back is purely a genetic thick,if you store fat on your belly snapping back wont be immediate. so there no need to panic about something you need have control of. i genetically store fat on my thighs that’s my challenge area’
she also added ‘As long as you’re healthy and happy don’t worry about snapping back give yourself time. enjoy being a mom .appreciate your new body. don’t compare your snapback with instagram people. we’re all different’
Another caption read ‘forget about these myths about overeating while breastfeeding and eating for two wwhile pregnant , you can eat healthy and have enough milk. mboga and cereals plus lots of fluids. I did my research . do yours n whats best for you’
‘the goal is to snap back to life honey not snap back body. its about getting your life back on track after a borderline traumatic experience. going back to doing the things you love and focusing on you’
‘I’m not a doctor, gynae or fitness expert.consult thee people please i don’t know the answers’
Nowadays there are many easy and over the counter pregnancy tests that are easy to use, accurate and affordable to use.
But there are other methods that were used in the past before modern pregnancy tests that are classified as more traditional. While their adherents swear by their efficacy, modern medicine doesn’t support the methods as much.
The salt pregnancy test is just one of these many DIY pregnancy tests that are experiencing a resurgence in popularity online.
Here’s how it’s done and whether you should give it a try.
The salt pregnancy test is a do it yourself(DIY) pregnancy test that requires two ingredients: salt and your urine, which you then mix together in a clear, clean bowl.
Those who swear by this test claim that if someone is actually pregnant, the salt will react with a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), which enters your bloodstream and urine after an embryo implants in your uterus.
This is also the same hormone that is detected in home pregnancy tests, which you can buy at the chemist.
All you have to do is combine a tablespoon or two of salt with a sample of your morning urine and wait a few minutes to a few hours.
If your urine turns “milky” or “cheesy,” then you’re supposedly pregnant. If the mixture doesn’t change appearance, then legend has it that you’re not pregnant.
But while its proponents might endorse the method saying that hCG will react with salt, causing the mixture to curdle or change texture, there’s no scientific explanation to back it up as there’s zero evidence backing up that theory, and no reason why salt and hCG would cause this reaction.
The pregnancy test with salt is not accurate at all, just as other DIY pregnancy tests aren’t accurate either.
There’s no reliable evidence — either from studies or major medical organizations — to suggest that the salt pregnancy test can accurately tell you if you’re expecting.
And for the women who say it worked for them, they got lucky. Why? There are only two results from a test-either positive or negative, a 50-50 split that can be explained in their results.
Vera wrote “belly casting today. I’m such a last minute person But!!I always get it done. “
She added “it’s extremely heavy apparently about 6-7kgs”
According to Wikipedia, Belly casts are most often made toward the end of the third trimester of pregnancy, though a series of casts may also be made during the pregnancy. They are made by preparing the skin with a coating of Vaseline or a similar lubricant and adding strips of wet plaster gauze over the abdomen to make the cast.
Vera also celebrated her glowing baby bump noting she is set to undergo a CS in November.
An excited Nasra also told that Rashid cried after the positive pregnancy test and is super anxious to meet their baby already. “so guys there is something that has made us very happy’
In their latest youtube video, the two reminisce on what kind of parents they will be, with Rashid telling Nasra that she is positively glowing as an expectant mum.
‘You are glowing’
To which she said ‘we are so excited like my god hata sijui tuanza vipi kumwambia manze thankyou guys for the prayers thank you to those wishing us the best, and I think your prayers have been answered, and we we are pregnant. Our first born is coming you guys, so guys we just found out like two months ago, a few that we found out. We are ready to be parents I think me I’m ready to be a mother’
Fellas, would you wear a mermaid outfit to do pregnancy pictures with your babe?
This man did and it is so cute. The picture was shared by Twitter user Analizedahero who asked for opinions about it.
The confident guy really knows how to rock the outfit. The photoshoot telling us he would do absolutely anything to make his wife happy.
Here are reactions to the photo
If your daughter asked you to put on a tutu with her for dance recital would you do it?
“As a man”’is never a good way to start any statement.
???? He’s posing with his girl for their maternity shoot, I don’t understand the issue
It’s toxic to try to police what men can do by implying that they are less of a man for undertaking fun activities or wearing clothes that scare you. Shows you place a lot of stock in the unhealthy limits of “manhood” that patriarchy dictates. It makes u look fragile & insecure.
There is nothing wrong with a man wanting to be part of anything his woman is part of, and vice versa…stop assigning “rules” to genders. Let people do what they want to do…in peace.
What if it was his suggestion… then what? Let people do them.
But surely there’s nothing wrong with it – I mean if you can cool – obviously he felt comfortable with it – if the next man think so too then so be it .. I respect every mans choice . I wouldn’t be a block to someone’s happiness .. it’s all love and laughter..
Management of one’s weight on a normal basis, in many cases, is not an easy task and for women who are carrying a pregnancy, the task becomes harder in certain instances.
Weight gain for women during pregnancy varies greatly. Majority of pregnant women add between 10kg and 12.5kg (22 pounds to 26 pounds). Most of this weight is put on after week 20 of the pregnancy. Weight gain during pregnancy is dependent on whether the mother was underweight or overweight before pregnancy and also in cases of multiple pregnancies.
There are women who welcome the weight gain, sometimes in the knowledge that it is something they have been longing to achieve, while, for others it is not much of an issue as they feel confident that they will “easily” slide back into shape post-pregnancy.
However, for some women, it is a cause for concern for various reasons, often beginning with the change in their physical appearance, ability to shed the gained weight and impact on their self-esteem, among others.
According to nutritionist Lucy Chege who is the founder of Nutrition Therapy by Lucy, gaining weight during a pregnancy is a good thing but she cautioned against the pitfalls of allowing that weight gain to overwhelm expectant mothers and develop into something serious.
“Weight gain in pregnancy is good for the wellbeing of the baby and the mother, however too much weight gain puts the mother at risks of developing conditions, like gestational diabetes, gestational hypertension and knee and/or joint pains. The baby can also grow bigger than normal making it hard to have a natural birth,” Chege said.
Whatever the case, a pregnant woman, Chege noted, should not go on a diet or try to lose weight during pregnancy as this can affect the unborn child. Making smart meal and snack choices and staying active, unless advised otherwise, will help one keep their pregnancy weight gain on track.
She added that it was also crucial to note that much of the weight gained during pregnancy is not fat, but is related to the baby, with regard to placenta, amniotic fluid, breast tissue, baby pounds, blood supply and fat stores among others.
Bearing this in mind, Chege pointed out that there are simple ways to follow to ensure an expectant mother gains desirable weight.
“Keep in mind that you need to gain weight for a healthy pregnancy. The extra pounds will come off after you have had your baby and breastfeeding can also help the mother go back to her pre-pregnancy weight.”
She recommended that pregnant women eat a balanced diet and refuel often with healthy snacks. While dieting and snacking, she said one ought to trade their sugar cravings with natural sugar.
“Try as much as possible to avoid added sugars or artificial sweeteners and choose natural sugar from fruits and vegetable. Too much consumption of added sugars has been associated with undesirable weight gain. Fresh fruits and vegetables make good snacks. They are full of vitamins and low in calories and fat.”
Going hand in hand with this, she advised that one chooses whole carbohydrates over highly refined carbohydrates and goes light on fats. A high fibre diet will help one feel full for longer and make them less likely to give in to unhealthy cravings later in the day.
Much as one will follow the above rules, Chege warns expectant mothers against falling for the widely-held belief of “eating for two” rather than eating to one’s satisfaction. This, she said, will help reduce the intake of too much unnecessary calories which will be stored as fat.
Finally, she stressed on the importance of staying hydrated, which not only helps one with weight management but also dealing with a host of other digestive and renal functions.
“Drink your water generously and other healthy fluids like soup. Having a water bottle is one way of motivating your water intake. Drinking enough water also helps in digestion and helps reduce cases of constipation.”
“It also helps reduce the occurrence of urinary tract infections (UTI) which are very common among pregnant women.”
The writer, Lucy Chege is a registered and licensed nutritionist based in Kenya, proficient in medical nutrition therapy.