WHO said being models disqualifies them from making good moms? Well, Rachael Wanyana Yiga, a former Miss Uganda contestant, is here to challenge that adage. A mother of three, Wanyana shares information on safe pregnancy, childbirth and having a blissful relationship with your kids.
This is all wrapped in her magazine, My Baby, which will be launched in Serena Hotelâ€™s Victoria Hall on December 4. The launch will be followed by a fun packed babiesâ€™ day out with parents at Centenary Park on December 6.
In 2003, Wanyanaâ€™s desire to create a babyâ€™s magazine was born. â€œI thought of an upmarket baby magazine that was also interesting,â€ says Wanyana
First-time mothers often panic during pregnancy because they are unaware of what to do.
They run from one doctor to another even over simple issues.
â€œWhen I was expecting my first child, I looked for something to read that could help me, but all I got were books and magazines from the US and Europe.
They had good material, but they were not very relevant to African women,â€ she says.
Because of her experience and knowledge, Wanyanaâ€™s friends kept seeking her advice on motherhood. It thus occurred to her that this was a community need
â€œThis magazine offers information on early child development, baby health products and maternal health â€” antenatal and pre-maternal,â€ she says.
â€œIt features information from doctors and children specialists, real life motherhood experiences; answering many questions on breast milk and immunisationâ€.
Wanyana says the magazine provides tips on trends among tots, and nursery essentials and fathersâ€™ roles in their childrenâ€™s lives.
Former model to launch baby magazine