It’s Friday and you know it’s movie night! It’s been a long week, and so we are watching a Nigerian short film written, directed and edited by filmmaker Emeka Chukwuleta. Sticks and love is a 7-minute film which has sparked conversations since its release on Father’s Day. If you haven’t seen it yet, I’m here for you.
Becoming is Michelle Obama’s autobiographical published in last month. The former First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS) talks about her roots and growing up in Southside Chicago, going to Princeton, becoming a lawyer, meeting her husband and finding her voice, having kids and supporting his political ambitions.
Following my hit post on options for AS genotype couples, I’ve got a lot of questions and comments demanding information, medical options, alternatives or strategies for AS couples in Nigeria to have Sickle-Cell-Free children. So I’ve been making inquiries at fertility clinics.
Discovering what our options were was difficult for me because the information is so dispersed, online and in real life. This post is your one-stop to answering the burning question “What do we do now? What are our options”. It’s a long one but I promise it’ll be worth your while.
Edited by the Chocoholic Girl 4. Adoption Child Adoption is still viewed with a lot of skepticism in most Nigerian families primarily because of the strong believe in a biological … Continue Reading Your Options as an AS Genotype Couple – Adoption
Edited by the Chocoholic Girl 6. No Children Yes, I know this is the road least travelled but a road none the less. Very rarely will an African couple opt … Continue Reading Your Options as an AS Genotype Couple – No Children
Edited by the Chocoholic Girl In conclusion, let me emphasise that I am not a medical personnel or any type of expert in the medical field. The information gathered in … Continue Reading Your Options as an AS Genotype Couple – Conclusion
Edited by the Chocoholic Girl 5. Have Faith Well, I’ve heard many tales about people who prayed and fasted and God changed their genotype to AA. That didn’t work for … Continue Reading Your Options as an AS Genotype Couple – Have Faith
Edited by the Chocoholic Girl 3. Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) involves checking the genes and chromosomes of embryos created through IVF (invitro fertilization). The procedure involves … Continue Reading Your Options as an AS Genotype Couple – Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)
Edited by the Chocoholic Girl If you are already pregnant or simply can’t afford Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) which we will discuss next, this is may be for you. 2. … Continue Reading Your Options as an AS Genotype Couple – Prenatal Diagnosis
Edited by the Chocoholic Girl 1. Break Up You probably don’t want to hear this but I have to tell you this first. “If you love her, you have to … Continue Reading Your Options as an AS Genotype Couple – Break Up
I’ve come to learn that every part of the chicken is enjoyable to someone. There were as many drumstick lovers as there were those who live for the unpopular parts like the chicken’s head, toes and just the pleasure of cracking the bones!
It also leaves us with the question “Since there are more poor people than rich people in the world. Why don’t more of our unequal societies implode?” I’d like to know what you think.
According to Dr Angela Duckworth, author of the New York best-seller Grit: Passion, Perseverance, and the Science of Success, over the past forty years studies have found that the children of psychologically wise parents fare better than children raised in any other kind of household. So my Nigerian Parents, are you a psychologically wise parent?
Being AA genotype is now a bragging right online, up there with light-skinned and able to cook. #WifeMaterial. If you are unfortunately a carrier or have the disease, “You must marry AA genotype oh, or your children will be dying”.
Since 2008, the 19th of June has been set apart by the United Nations as a day to increase public awareness of the Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) which has been officially recognised as a global health concern. Past the finger-pointing, there is a cure for Sickle Cell Disease. Following bone marrow transplant and stem cell transplant, which requires a donor who is a bone marrow match (preferably a sibling), there have been significant advancements.