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Motivation for Hope – When it feels like the Road has come to an end for you, hope What you can hang onto.

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When you hit rock bottom the only way left for you to go is bounce back up. So a man asks, “what if there is no such thing as rock bottom, how do you know you hit rock bottom? What if when it feels you hit rock bottom, it only worsens, you keep going down, deeper and deeper. But you keep going, walking on the same road by yourself hoping that one day you will see a ray of light, a sign that you are finally reaching the end of the tunnel but the light keeps fading out of sight the closer you get.

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Moving through a railway tunnel towards the light, 3D looping animation

Somebody wrote “God hates us all” in caps. I wouldn’t blame him but neither would I buy him a cup of tea and congratulate him for being such a great thinker. Regardless, it is not a strange thought, it evidently feels like it sometimes, like you have been abandoned. The feeling worsens when your entire belief system is shaken and conflicted. Your mind tricks you into believing “God hates us all” particularly myself.

The truth of the matter is; once you grow up, things don’t get any easier, well! That’s the hope we all had at one time in our lives when things were still simple, black and white, when our brains hadn’t developed the sense of appreciating a multi-color palate called life. You can run east, west, south north it’s always to still be the same only the magnitude of the drama presented before you may vary.

When you are in a jungle, you are required to play by the rules of “eat or be eaten”.  It only means one thing that will guarantee your survival is get tougher, eventually you mind starts to adapt and then you will realize how much strength and power you have over the environment, your confidence signals start to pick up and voila! You just bounced right back up.

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How to Manage Pregnancy and prevent Post-Pregnancy Complications

Brief Facts

According to The World Health Organization (WHO), from 2017-2019 approximately 810 women died from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Between 2000 and 2017, the maternal mortality ratio (MMR), number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births) dropped by about 38% worldwide.

Uganda – In the year 2019/2020, the Ministry of Health recorded; 177 in Kampala deaths out of 85,611 births, 50 in Hoima, Masaka, Kabarole and Gulu, 45,42 and 32 respectively.

Causes of Pre- and Maternal deaths

Women die as a result of complications during and following pregnancy and childbirth. Most of these complications develop during pregnancy and most are preventable or treatable. Other complications may exist before pregnancy but are worsened during pregnancy, especially if not managed as part of the woman’s care. The major complications that account for nearly 75% of all maternal deaths are:

  • severe bleeding (mostly bleeding after childbirth)
  • infections (usually after childbirth)
  • high blood pressure during pregnancy (pre-eclampsia and eclampsia)
  • complications from delivery
  • unsafe abortion.

The remainder are caused by or associated with infections such as malaria or related to chronic conditions like cardiac diseases or diabetes.

Remedies (ways to curb down Maternal deaths)

  • Antenatal Care.
  • Training of Traditional child birth.
  • Provision of necessary micro nutrients
  • Providing education that improves a girl child awareness about Pregnancy related issues.

Source: WHO

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