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Age Of Pregnancy:What Is The Right Age To Have A Baby? -Doksblog



Age of pregnancy? You could be in your late teens, early 20s, early & late 30s or mid 40s, when you decide that you are finally ready to be pregnant. You might also be wondering what is the right age to have a baby.

The decision depends entirely on where you are in your life — what your journey has been and where you are headed.

Have you met your partner early in life? Do you want a large family?  However, age is not just a number when it comes to getting pregnant.

While each pregnancy is unique, many emotional and physical aspects of it do depend on your age.

With increased age come higher health risks for you and your baby.

However, as a very young mum, you may not have had enough life experience to deal with the emotional, financial, and psychological challenges that can accompany pregnancy and childbirth.

In this article we help you identify the benefits and risks associated with being pregnant in your 20s, 30s and 40s.

With the help of Dr. Ann Tan, Fertility Specialist from Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore, we will find out more about how you can plan for your healthiest pregnancy in each of these decades.

Age Of Pregnancy:What Is The Right Age To Have A Baby?


Your body is best primed for pregnancy in your early 20s.

Your menstrual cycles have evened out and your eggs (yes, you are born with your lifetime supply of them!) are fresh and healthy, making conception much easier.

Also the high quality of eggs also means that there is a lower risk of birth defects. This is also the age at which your body is best able to handle the stresses of pregnancy on the bones, back and muscles.

Your youth also means that you are less likely to develop pregnancy related complications.

So speaking strictly in physical terms, your 20s is the best time to get pregnant.

However, just because your body is ready, it does not mean that you are. You are likely to have embarked on your career or be newly married while you are in your early 20s.

You may, at this stage, not be ready for the life altering changes that come with being parent.

However, just a few years can make a difference. If you are in your late 20s, you may feel more financially secure and more settled in your relationship and career and ready to take the decision to be pregnant.


By your early 30s you may feel more emotionally, psychologically and financially ready to start a family, as compared to when you were in your 20s.

In fact, in Singapore, the average age of the mother at first birth is just shy of 30. However, while you are gaining maturity so are your eggs, making conception harder.

If you conceive in your early 30s, you will find that the physical stresses of it are not all that much different from when you were in your late 20s.

You will find that your energy and fitness levels are not all that different from a woman who is pregnant in her late 20s, especially if you’ve led a healthy lifestyle. But once you hit your mid 30s, things change.

The age of 35 is when your pregnancy officially becomes a “high risk” one. Not only do you become more prone to pregnancy-specific conditions such as gestational diabetes, but the chances of your baby being born with chromosomal abnormality such as Down syndrome increase exponentially every year after 35.

To mitigate this, you need to consult closely and regularly with your doctor on the tests you can take to put your mind at ease. The basic screening tests to rule it out include a triple test or a nuchal translucency test.

If a screening test indicates a high risk of Down syndrome, diagnostic tests may be performed to determine whether the baby actually has Down syndrome.

These include amniocentesis, where a sample of the amniotic fluid surrounding the baby is withdrawn through a needle inserted into the mother’s womb or a Chorionic Villous Sampling (CVS) which involves taking a sample of cells from the mother’s placenta to analyse the baby’s genes.

You also need to speak to your doctor about how to stay in the best health during your pregnancy.


From a medical point of view, this is the toughest and the riskiest decade to try for a baby.

By now you are left with lower quality eggs, making conception much slower.

But you can definitely see a doctor for fertility treatments to help with this.

In your 40s, the probability of you having a miscarriage, developing a pregnancy related health complication and your baby being born with a chromosomal abnormality is very high.

Interestingly, when this is perhaps  the hardest age frame for you to get pregnant, it is also the time when you’re most likely to carry multiples.

This itself is considered a high-risk pregnancy.

You will need to see your doctor far more frequently, to ensure that your placenta and baby are growing well, and for your overall maternal well-being.

On the plus side, if you pass all these hurdles, you are perhaps far more prepared for motherhood.

You probably have much greater financial stability, have fulfilled many of your personal and professional ambitions, freeing you up to focus on being a mother.


While there is no right age to have a baby, it is ideal that a couple should ensure that both partners are in optimal health before planning a pregnancy.

This will ascertain that their eggs and sperms are doing well before getting pregnant.

A visit to a fertility specialist will give you the option to do as basic or as extensive a test as is required. The choice of test will depend on the family history of the couple as well as their own medical history.


  • Have any medical or genetic disorders
  • Carry any sexually transmitted diseases
  • Have abnormal immunological diseases
  • Detect iron or vitamin D deficiencies

In addition, there is another test which can reflect the status of a woman’s egg bank.

The test measures the level of Anti Mullerian Hormone (AMH) — the higher the level of the hormone the more eggs she would have and thus a potentially higher chance of pregnancy.

However, an excessively high level may indicate a risk of polycystic ovarian syndrome.

An AMH reading is particularly useful for mature couples or for women who have had surgery on their ovaries e.g. cyst removal.


While women over 35 years and especially those in their 40s are more likely to have her pregnancy complicated by medical disorders, there are some problems that are just as likely to affect younger women as well as older women.


  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), a condition suffered by women who have irregular menstrual cycles and even when they do, many of the cycles do not lead to ovulation.
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease, which often leads to tubal damage or blockage.
  • Pelvic endometriosis, which causes damage to the ovaries and may decrease the quality of the eggs produced, as well as hinder the movement of the sperms to the ovaries due to pelvic adhesions.
  • Fibroids, which may distort the uterine cavity.
  • Endometrial polyps, which hinder implantation.


It is not just the mother’s age that one has to look at.

The father’s age is a factor too. As the father ages, the quality of his semen is liable to decline, both from lowered testosterone levels and from ageing.

If the father-to-be has been taking medications to deal with existing medical conditions, it can also impact the quality of the semen.

The increased age of the father has been linked to an increased risk of autism in their children.


No matter what age you decide to get pregnant at, remember to eat well, exercise regularly and reduce the levels of stress in your life.

If your body and mind are in good health, it can make pregnancy much easier for you.

And remember, regardless of the right age to have a baby, try for a baby when both you and your partner are in good health; illnesses can negatively impact the quality of both, the eggs and the sperms.

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Kayamata Side Effects –



Does Kayamata have side effects? The surge in the demand for sex-related products in Nigeria is so evident.

A growing trend in the demand for sex-related objects, from lubricants to sex toys, herbal medicine or charm, contraceptives, women’s underwear and nightclothes.

In reality, herbs and spices have gained prominence in Nigeria nowadays as sexual enhancer or ‘traditional ecstasy’. These herbs and spices come in varying forms, degrees and types.

One of these sexual enhancers is the one popularly known as Kayamata and is widely common and used mostly in the Northern parts of Nigeria by both men and women. It’s also trending too in the Southern part of the country.

These herbal enhancer (Kayamata) comes in different forms; perfumes, tablets, scrabs and ditches.

Is Kayamata A Charm?

This is a common belief among Nigerians. Many people believe that kayamata is evil and that it is utilized by “Runs girls” to capture promiscuous men or husbands.

Some associate it with spirituality while some people experience this as a side effect.

Does Kayamata Have Side Effects? What Is Kayamata?

Kayanmata which originated from the Northern part of Nigeria from the people who speak Hausa, refers to herbs or potions that act as sex or love enhancers for couples.

According to Jaruma, a Kayan Mata specialist, “The aphrodisiac Kayamata originated from northern Nigeria, and a northern thing, a northern passion boosting secret for thousands and thousands of years, certainly centuries,” he says.

Does Kayamata Have Side Effects?

Let me sound it clear here. I studied Biochemistry and I’m here to inform you that there is NO DRUG on earth or in the world that does not have an atom of side effects, be it herbal or orthodox medicine.

However, Kayamata isn’t going to be an exception despite being a popular intimate stimulant or body contact enhancer.

Kayamata on its own has certain hazardous adverse effects that you should be aware of before using it. Let’s consider the following…..

Failure of the Liver

It’s very important you know that Kayamata is a herbal supplement that, like all drugs, is excreted via the liver.

Kayanmata’s constituents or metabolites may be toxic or harmful to the liver, resulting in liver failure.

Kidney Failure

In addition to liver failure, the consumed herbal medicines were excreted by the kidneys.

The hazardous byproducts that may be found in this intimate enhancer called Kayamata can cause renal failure by shutting down the kidneys.

Infectious Disease

Using Kayamata could potentially expose your body to infections like yeast infection. In other words, Kayamata use could be the cause of recurrent candidiasis or discharge.

Besides, women who use Kayamata openly run the danger of bringing bacteria into their bodies and developing Pelvic Inflammatory Disease as a result (PID).

Fever, discharge, foul odour, pain during SEXUAL intercourse, irregular menstrual periods, and tubal obstruction are all signs of PID.

Drug Interactions And Allergies

Some medications should never be used with herbal remedies or mixtures. Some blood pressure or diabetes medicines may interact unfavorably with Kanyamata, resulting in pharmacological toxicity or inefficacy.

Concerning allergic reaction, Kayamata may be something you’re allergic to. Therefore, be careful before consuming Kayamata because of its potential allergic reaction.


Putting Kayamata into a woman’s body might result in major injuries and ulcers in her private area and pubic region.

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Vaccine Update:How Vaccination Works in Building your ImmunityDoksblog



Vaccine update? We all know that it is important to get kids vaccinated but do we really know how vaccination works?

However, you can know it from expert, Dr. Keller Wortham, how vaccination works in protecting your baby from various deadly disease.

Immunization refers to the process where a person is made immune from an infectious disease through the use of vaccine.

Vaccine therefore, contains germs that have either been killed or weakened.

These germs trigger the immune system to respond to the injected virus (the disease causing organism), thus building immunity.

Dr. Keller Wortham, also said that the concept of immunization was inverted by a British doctor, Dr. Edward Jenner, in 1796.

He noticed that cattle workers who were infected with a harmless disease called Calpox, seemed to be protected from smallpox.

Smallpox affected major parts of the United Kingdom at that time. He found that purposely infecting humans with Calpox can immune them against smallpox. Dr. Edward Jenner then named this process vaccination.

Dr. Keller Wortham further said that the disease causing organisms can have two effects on our body. First, they make us sick and cause fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, and rash among others.

The other effect improves and strengthens our immune system. According to him, disease causing organisms contain protein called antigens (foreign toxin).

To fight this foreign substance, our white blood cells create anti-bodies which bind the antigens. After the first time, the body creates memory cells to look out for this antigen.

If the antigen returns, the memory cells create tons of antibodies to prevent the infection it may cause.

Hence, vaccines act in a manner that safe-guard human against disease causing organisms and the process of achieving this is through VACCINATION.

Vaccine update? Have you taken your Covid-19 vaccine?

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How To Make Your Bigger Bum Naturally -Doksblog



Bigger bum? Its well-known that Nigerian guys are obsessed with ladies “leading from behind”. It seems like the ‘skinny babes’ don’t command much attention unlike the ones with  Bigger Buttocks.

There is no doubt that this lack of attention experienced by skinny ladies has forced many young ladies to resort to chemical treatment in order to enlarge the sizes of their buttocks or  bum bums.

With that said, there are natural ways to increase your bum without going through much hassle.

How To Make Your Bigger Bum Naturally?

Let’s consider the following ways that help you achieve your ideal bigger buttocks naturally.

Focus On Protein Consumption

First and of importance is to consume protein-rich foods. Proteins are essential when it comes to muscle growth as well as development.

Some of the recommended sources of proteins include tuna, salmon, eggs, fish, turkey, legumes, meat, lean beef and soya nuts among others.

Stock Up On Vegetables

Vegetables should be the very next thing to consume. Vegetables should be part of your daily diet if at all you want to increase the size of your butt within the shortest time possible.

It is wise to consider vegetables that will assist in the digestion of other nutrients into the body system.

Exercise To Build Up Your Butt Muscles

You can make your butt rounder and larger by increasing the strength of the muscles in it, known as your gluteus.

Do the following exercise at least 3 times a week for the best results:

Squats. The best butt expanding exercise is the full squat. Stand erect with your feet about shoulder with apart and your arms extended in front of you.

Bend your knees to a ninety degree angle with your back straight, then rise back up. Do this 3 times a day, and in each set, repeat 10 times.

Eat Healthy Fats

The gluteal muscles are covered with a layer of fat. To get a bigger and shapely butt, you have to consume unsaturated fats (good fats).

Good sources of unsaturated fats include fish oil, rice bran oil, avocado, nuts and seeds, oily fish, canola oil, sunflower oil, oily fish, nuts, olive oil, and peanut butter

Also, remember to consult your dietitian to know how much fat you can consume per day.


Yes carbs. You should not ignore carbs completely. It is important to consume a FEW carbohydrates.

The quantity of carbohydrates depends on the level of resistance used during workouts.

Some good sources of carbohydrates include vegetables, leafy greens, fruits, brown rice, barley, corn, oats, whole grain pasta, and wheat bread.

Wear Butt Lifting Underwear

Can wearing lifting underwear make your buttocks bigger naturally? Well, there are different brands of undergarments that will make your butt bigger and more attractive.

You can find butt lifting underwears online as well as from local stores. The underwears can be worn with or without shorts, pants or dresses as per your preference.

Wear High Heels

Heels can change the natural curves of your spine, causing both your butt and your boobs to produce more. You doubt it?

Try this and see….

If you’re not sure that this works, get in front of a mirror and stand up on your tiptoes.

Take a few steps, and you’ll notice how the movements of your legs and butts are a little more enlarged.

Your legs should also look more toned, and your butt should appear to be an inch or two higher.

Although diet is one of the most important elements for gaining muscle and increasing the size of your buttocks.

However, keep in mind that these foods are unlikely to have much of an effect on their own.

Instead, they should be combined with regular resistance training such as SQUAT to boost muscle building and maximize results.

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