Pregnancy

You can overcome postpartum anxiety and depression too, because I did!

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 11 to 20% of women who give birth each year have postpartum depression symptoms. If you settled on an average of 15% of four million live births in the US annually, this would mean approximately 600,000 women get PPD each year in the United States alone. 

That's a lot of women who suffer from postpartum depression if you ask me, so why is it kept a secret? Why doesn't anyone,...

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24 March, 2016
by Juwon Aniemena

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My First Trimester Diary

 

Lightning never strikes the same place twice…. Or so they say!

I had fought the pregnancy battle and come out victorious. I have a healthy, beautiful toddler…I assumed my next pregnancy was going to be much easier.

After Micah arrived and the “reality of motherhood versus my naïve notion set in,  we decided we were going to wait until Micah was a little bit older to have another baby. Working full time and being a full time new mummy, I knew...

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02 March, 2016
by Makys Corner

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Pregnancy Diaries.... First Trimester

Maky's Corner is excited to present “The Pregnancy Diaries”…This is a new series where Mrs X takes us on her pregnancy journey. She will share all the expected & unexpected symptoms and emotions that come with pregnancy. Mrs X is currently three months pregnant so her diaries are up to date. We hope you enjoy our new Pregnancy 101 series and we look forward to meeting Mrs X's little one soon

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24 February, 2015
by Makys Corner

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Essential Items for Newborns

I received a message from a mum-to-be; it has been 5 years since her last baby and she thought it would be a good idea for me to write an article on newborn essentials. .

After reading her message, I was really excited because I know shopping for your baby especially as a first time mum can be overwhelming – there are so many attractive baby equipment to choose from that makes a decision on the items that would be most suitable for your budget and space really difficult. I suggest doing some research, reading...

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13 February, 2015
by Makys Corner

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Online Mummy Lingo

So after I found out that we were expecting, I signed up to the baby centre. The first post I saw read like this.......

“DH and I talked about TTC after our MMC. He thinks we should wait till our DD turns one next month”

Huh?!

I was completely baffled by all the abbreviations!

Welcome to the world of online mummy message boards.

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16 December, 2014
by Makys Corner

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

There’s nothing like a mama-hug

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Meet Maky

Hi, I am Amaka Benson. I have been married to the love of life for 2 amazing years and counting (wow, has it been that long). I became a mother for the first time in 2014. I am a full time wife, full time mother and a full time energy analyst…I guess I can now add full time blogger mummy...