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28.02.2011 General News

Pregnant women begin auditioning for first ever beauty pageant

By GNA
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February 28, 2011 Accra, Feb, 28, GNA - Pregnant women begin auditioning for the first-ever pageant for pregnant mothers in Africa and Ghana dubbed: "PUSH" Pageant being organized by Ticklz N' Gigglz events and consulting, a local company.

June 5th this year has been slated for the event, which will select 10 pregnant women, who will go through an extreme makeover, series of fun, educational and interactive activities.

The number will be scaled down to five for the pregnant women to compete for the position of Miss "PUSH" 2011. Exciting prizes will be won.

A statement signed by Ms Esi Yankah, Chief Executive Officer of Ticklz N' Gigglz on Monday and copied to the Ghana News Agency, said the event would celebrate the beauty of pregnancy, the joy of motherhood and the art of parenting.

"It seeks to bring to pregnant women the awareness that pregnancy does not put a limitation on how well they should groom themselves, take care of their bodies and still keep themselves attractive to their husbands" she explained.

Ms Yankah noted that pregnant women go through the uncomfortable motions of hormones boiling up, fevers and chills.

She said importance would be placed on critical areas in the "PUSH" pageant, including health, nutrition, creativity, talent, knowledge about pre-pregnancy and post-pregnancy.

Ms Yankah said it was important for the little unborn baby to feel comfortable in the mothers bump since many women did not make the time to educate themselves about pregnancy and pregnancy related issues before or during pregnancy.

Participants must be between the ages of 22 and 35 years old, about to or be in their 4th month of pregnancy, must have the consent of their partners and be willing to participate in all fun, educational and interactive activities.

Interested applicants can visit www.ticklzngigglz.com. Application for the deadline is on March 15, 2011.

Ticklz N' Gigglz on February 22, 2011 launched event dubbed: "BabyFEST" Ghana 2011 which talks about the beauty of motherhood and the art of parenting.

BabyFEST aims to help to achieve the Millennium Development Goals on reducing child mortality, improving maternal health, promoting gender equality and empowering women. It comes with a combination of signature events consisting of the pageant (The "PUSH" pageant), a summit (Baby SUMMIT) and a fair (BabyFAIR).

BabyFair, Ms Yankah said would pay careful attention to babies with keen interest in their development.

"…this will be the most sought after baby to toddler event ever to be celebrated annually in Ghana.

Baby Summit will comprise of conferences and seminars that would empower prospective parents and new parents with all they need to know about relevant pregnancy related issues.

The festival is being supported by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, SickleAID Ghana and Saving Mama campaign.

GNA

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