packing your hospital bag

Packing Your Hospital Bag

Packing your hospital bag is usually something you can end up leaving until the last month or so but in my case, I have just chosen to frantically pack mine now (with what I have to hand) as I have now been told twice this week that my baby seems to be getting himself into position, which with all my issues recently I am not overly surprised. If he doesn’t come naturally I will more than likely be induced a little earlier anyway so now is the time to plan, prepare and get my head around the fact I will probably have a baby this year and not next year! Continue reading “Packing Your Hospital Bag”

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How Much Coffee is Too Much Coffee?

If you are a coffee lover then you will know all about the wondrous powers of coffee and it is probably the one thing that you need to kick-start your day. However, you might find that you have started to love your coffee fix a little bit too much. Having too much coffee can result in sleep problems or even raised blood pressure. So it is important that you drink your coffee in moderation and try to mix it up a bit with other drinks throughout the day. Continue reading “How Much Coffee is Too Much Coffee?”

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What To Expect If Your Waters Break Early

At 30 weeks pregnant, the last thing I expected to happen was to have my waters break. The pregnancy has been a little up and down due to the presence of Group B Strep but as this was known about and I was monitoring myself for any changes I just assumed everything would be ok up until the day that labour would start.

I first felt something at around 7pm but as I hadn’t experienced my waters breaking during my first labour I just assumed that I’d had a little urine leakage… just an oops moment! However, ten minutes later and I felt the same thing. Continue reading “What To Expect If Your Waters Break Early”

Why Wait For New Year To Have Fun With Fitness?

Every year seems to get faster, and this year has been no different; you’ll already be in the swing of autumn, and winter isn’t far off at all (time to start thinking about all the festive stuff). Hopefully, you’re embracing the cosy nights inside, tucking into seasonal stews, and your scented candle supply is being put to good use. However, for many, the colder weather leads to far less inclination to keep up their fitness and exercise. If you had a routine during the summer; it’s probably come to an end, just like the warmer weather did. Continue reading “Why Wait For New Year To Have Fun With Fitness?”

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9 Schoolboy Errors You’re Probably Making in the Gym

If you are not getting the results you had hoped for in the gym, it could be because you are making a mistake without realising it. This is something that happens to most people. After all, most of us are learning on the job when working out! With that in mind, read on to discover some of the most common schoolboy errors people make in the gym so that you can avoid them. Continue reading “9 Schoolboy Errors You’re Probably Making in the Gym”

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11 Healthy Ways to Lose the Baby Weight!

One thing that most women hate about pregnancy is the inevitable weight gain. Of course, eating for two was fun at the time! But now that you want to get your pre-pregnancy body back, it can be a bit frustrating. It doesn’t need to be, though, as you can use the following tips to get your shape back the healthy way: Continue reading “11 Healthy Ways to Lose the Baby Weight!”

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5 Tips For Helping You Fight Flu

Autumn might be a beautiful season but she can be a cruel one too! It’s the season for bugs galore and the dreaded influenza. Flu can strike any of us, from the healthy gym goer, through to the elderly parent. It can wipe us all out, irrespective of our age and fitness. When you have flu, you will know about it. Continue reading “5 Tips For Helping You Fight Flu”