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“I put a call across to her and prayed that she will not have a CS. The Doctors had told her she will have a CS because of elevated blood pressure and I told them to wait and glory to God she delivered without the CS”. He said while giving a testimony.

I was sitting on the front seat and feeling so uneasy, I felt like just grabbing the mic from his hands, I also noticed the pastor was uneasy too.

When he mounted on the podium, he asked if the person testifying was married. No Sir. When you get married you will understand better he said. He then spoke extensively on the usefulness of medical science and how it was wrong to impose your faith on another person. He also talked about how he went to the hospital to pray for a patient and counselled another family he met praying to allow their wife do what the doctor has requested.

Okay back to the main talk…

Having a CS does not make you less spiritual, having a CS does not make you not to be a Hebrew woman, having a CS does not quench your faith, having a CS does not make you a weak woman, you must not PUSH to show you are a woman.

You have had 2 CS and a woman advises you that there is one maternity somewhere were you can deliver without hassles- hear me it is the devil in human form speaking to you, you may not make it alive trying this option.

You are a woman and a Doctor tells you, you will have a CS and you pack your bag and leave to a prayer house, you may just pray into eternity.

You are a woman and the doctor tells you, your baby is very big and would likely be delivered via CS and you decide to run to a maternity, also ensure you have money to do the needful when alarm gas.

You are a woman and they begin to tell you to lick okro soup and ogbono so delivery would be sharp sharp and that you should shun the doctor, you are on your own oh.

You are a woman and a person not your doctor tells you, your baby is not well positioned and they would massage your tummy and position your baby well. Better fear God oh, my hand no dey.

You are a woman and you have sickle cell anaemia, you are diabetic or have elevated blood sugar, you have elevated blood pressure, you have HIV or any condition that can jeopardize your life or that of the baby. Biko respect your self and march to a specialist hospital or at least a General hospital that can refer you appropriately to a Specialist hospital if necessary.

A safe mother, baby and dad is the goal.

Not a dead mother, dead or alive baby, a distraught husband and neighbours and in-laws you were trying to prove a point to.

Medical science does not in anyway take God’s glory.

Don’t kill yourself for nothing, thank me later.

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    Stanley Kalu

    July 30, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    Its unfortunate that even educated people still ignore such valuable counsel to opt for unsupervised child birth…God help us!

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    Lois

    August 13, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Yes o! I’ve had a lawyer with 2previous CS go to a maternity to deliver cos of her mother in law. She was very fortunate to have gotten away with it. Nonetheless, I was shocked to know someone with that level of education could be so ignorant!
    And the okro one, that one weak me die. I only heard about it this year. Wahala dey o!

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      Ovundah

      August 13, 2017 at 11:01 am

      Thanks for commenting Lois.

      Please do share and let others know.

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World Suicide Prevention Day 2019.

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Every 10th of September the World Health Organization in collaboration with the International Association of Suicide Prevention celebrates the World Suicide Prevention Day.

This year just like last year the theme is ‘Working Together to Prevent Suicide’.

Every year about 800,000 lose their lives by suicide and this amounts to a death by suicide every 40 seconds.

25 more people attempt suicides and many more have suicidal ideations.

Of those aged 15 – 29 years, suicide accounts for the second leading cause death, topped only by Road traffic accidents.

Suicide is a public health concern and any one can be affected, and it is very preventable.

Unfortunately suicide does not end the pain but passes it to family members, friends, colleagues and others.

Last Saturday, RivEthics an initiative of the first lady of Rivers State Justice Mrs Suzzette Eberechi Nyesom-Wike, did a suicide awareness/ prevention campaign on radio and yours truly was the guest.

You can listen or download the broadcast which is in English Language and Pidgin English via the link below.

http://www.rivethics.com/index.php/2019/09/07/episode-167-ovundah-nyeche-world-suicide-prevention-day/

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Why do at last, what you should do at first?

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By Ovundah Nyeche

If you know you will eventually go to the hospital, please do go there first.

What shall it profit you to go everywhere and anywhere and then eventually come to a real hospital when options are few and limited.

You have diabetes and you are convinced by friends and others to stop taking your medications and you immediately thrash your medications and you start munching bitter leaves, bitter kola and alcoholic bitters like because according to them, it will cure you of diabetes.

Subsequently, you miss all your appointments as you think diabetes is all about sugar control.

Well yeah, you noticed your sugar control is better, but you are feeling more unwell and you seem not to realize, your kidneys are going on strike.

You are diabetic, you have a boil and you allow ‘the enemy’ to use you to burst it and you keep dressing the wound at home even when it is obvious the wound is going left and becoming worse. To explain it away, you are told you stepped on ‘poison’ (diabolic) and you have to also use diabolic means to treat it.

You know your issues, diabetes, but you are deceived, because someone that speaks Queen’s English and has a visa puts your hand in a phoney machine and gives you highfalutin diagnosis and tells you to discard your regular medications.
Hmm

I know the end of the story and it is usually not in your favour.

Please take your medications, instructions and appointments seriously and don’t take medical decisions based on hearsay or assumption.

#hearword #OvdSpeaks #hearwordseries

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Living Test Tubes…

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By Ovundah Nyeche.

And so one day I was seated with a patient, who came for a particular complaint…

And boom the  discussion turned to fibroids…

And boom I hear…

I am taking a herbal remedy for my fibroids…

And here was I sweating…

Madam, do you know what the herbal remedy you are taking contains? Nooooooooooo!

Madam, can you explain to me what fibroids are? The look changed to “if I had the chance, I will beat”… You can you explain to me what strength of material is? or explain to me the theory of relativity?…

Okay Madam, please do not be annoyed, “na play I dey play”…

Okay, jokes apart,  how does this herbal remedy work? Erm how am I supposed to know?

Madam, you know you are on other drugs, does this herbal remedy interact with other drugs you are taking?  And there was this “come young man you better behave yourself”… Well you know that look…

Erm Madam lest I forget, what are the side effects of this herbal remedy? “Haba” Doctor… These drugs are organic and have no side effect whatsoever…

Madam is beans you eat not organic? Shebi it has side effects… Which can range from firing, rumbling, peppering to praaaaaaaaa…

You say your medicine does not have any side effects at all? Yes oh…

Ironically, if a real doctor tells this patient anything, the patient will likely Google it… But when a wannabe is playing with the patient’s  life…They will likely look the other way…

Don’t kill yourself for nothing…

#hearword #OvdSpeaks #hearwordseries

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