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.
Book Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama
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.
Preimplementation Genetic Diagnosis in Nigeria: An Option for AS Genotype Couples
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.
Your Options as an AS Genotype Couple
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.
Your Options as an AS Genotype Couple – Adoption
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 connection to be called ones child. Preferring the blood of my blood” or mini-me, most Nigerian men and women would just rather not explore this…
Your Options as an AS Genotype Couple – No Children
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 to remain together and not have any kids at all. Love is hardly that serious for most Nigerians and in fact it is safe to…
Your Options as an AS Genotype Couple – Conclusion
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 this post is based on years of research invested into try find a way around the genotype dilemma. That said, whichever option you and your…
Your Options as an AS Genotype Couple – Have Faith
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 me. There are couples who defied Option 1 above and couldn’t afford any of the others but believed that God will give them healthy children…
Your Options as an AS Genotype Couple – Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)
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 undergoing normal invitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment to collect and fertilize your eggs. The eggs are fertilised in the lab with your partner’s sperm. After 2…
Your Options as an AS Genotype Couple – Prenatal Diagnosis
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. Prenatal Diagnosis Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) This is a prenatal test where your baby’s health is checked using your placenta sample, taken through your vagina…
Your Options as an AS Genotype Couple – Break Up
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 leave her.” This is often most easily recommended, particularly by those who have never had to do it. It is presumably easier to find someone…
What’s Your Favourite Part of the Chicken?
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!
Book Review: Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
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.
Daddies & Mummies: Are You a Psychologically Wise Parent?
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?
Funding Research For A Cure to Sickle Cell Disease
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”.