Five myths about postpartum weight loss and the truth

Postpartum is the period immediately following childbirth and up to six months. The World Health Organization (WHO) describes the postnatal period as the most critical and yet the most neglected phase in the lives of mothers and babies; most maternal and newborn deaths occur during the postnatal period. The postpartum period can be divided intoContinue reading “Five myths about postpartum weight loss and the truth”

Breastfeeding exclusively: we made it to six months and counting

Mamas, breastfeed your baby and give him or her a great head start in life. I know it can be hard but when there is a will, there will always be a way. I did it exclusively for six months, despite all the challenges I faced and I know you can too…

It’s not my problem, but it’s my community

“Sometimes we learn the most from the least expected places” I was reminded of the call to love recently when my neighbor’s light pole (Liberia Electricity Company, LEC) fell. The wires laid across the path I drove on every morning to work and every afternoon back home. Every time I drove over it I thoughtContinue reading “It’s not my problem, but it’s my community”

How to deal with fear?

You see, fear taught me that I wasn’t good enough, that my voice didn’t matter and that I needed people to like me. Fear told me not to try, not to explore, not to be. Fear told me I’m too young, too smart, and too beautiful to try. Fear said do enough to be here but don’t try to stand out.