The 'Omugwo' Course for Moms: (Afterbirth & Newborn Care for African families)

  • Author: Dr. Megor Ikuenobe
  • Access: 1 year
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Course overview
This course introduces you to the concept of the 'OMUGWO' culture and why it is such a powerful practice that can be beneficial for new Mothers and their new borns.
It examines old wife’s tales, medical facts, popular myths, cultural African practices, and frequently asked questions on mother and baby care after delivery. It will help you navigate the post-partum period like a pro even if you are a first-time mom!
  • Modules: 3
  • eBooks: 5
  • Lessons: 36

What's Included

  • 3 Modules
  • Certification
  • 5 eBooks
  • 36 Lessons

About this course

'Omugwo' is a term from Eastern Nigeria which refers to the traditional African post-partum care and healing journey curated for a new mother and her baby. In a fun and simplified manner, Dr. Megor handles topics ranging from the crucial 6 weeks after birth, self-care for mothers, resolving mother-daughter conflicts, separating fact and fiction of African post-partum care, and so much more. 


This 'Omugwo' course for moms is a 21st century, Afrocentric, and evidence-based online course focusing on the care of the postpartum mother and the newborn.  You will learn how to adequately provide early child care & mother care confidently while discovering the secrets of this African way of post-partum healing and recuperation.
more about this course
Dr. Megor walks you through her personal story as well as that of other mothers and grandmothers ‘OMUGWO’ experience; sharing the highs, lows and sometimes hilarious events that take place.

Each short, punchy lesson helps you identify ways to plan and curate your own ‘OMUGWO’ experience by examining medical facts, old wives' tales, popular myths, cultural African practices, frequently asked questions and concerns about pregnancy.
By the end of this course, you’ll be fully equipped with hands-on skills, tools, and knowledge that you need to provide early child care and mother care confidently.

Happy Learning.

Course contents

Meet the instructor

Dr. Megor Ikuenobe

I am a medical doctor who has been actively involved in health care, community service and development for over a decade, with a special focus on Early Childhood Care & Development (ECCD).

I am committed to challenging ineffective stereotypes and developing innovative, homegrown solutions to global challenges which are pragmatic and applicable in the African context.
Patrick Jones - Course author