cloth sanitary pads

Making The Switch To Cloth Sanitary Pads

I started my periods way back when I was around 11/12 and yet what has recently astounded me is that I have gone around for the last 25 years or so not knowing that cloth sanitary pads were a thing. I have spent how much?! Oh, god, I don’t want to know, just imagine… I may cry, I may actually cry, PLUS I have sent god knows how much plastic, chemical-filled waste to landfill or incineration (pass the bucket). I honestly not only feel sick from all of this but I also feel completely and utterly cheated. Continue reading “Making The Switch To Cloth Sanitary Pads”

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Review | Getting A Comprehensive Hearing Test With Leightons

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Since having my children there have been a few things that have started to, well, er, go wrong with my body. The greys, the bags under my eyes, the bad back and most recently my eyesight– thanks relaxin hormones! So, when Leightons got in contact to ask if I’d like to go for a hearing test my first thoughts were ‘oh, that sounds great’ and my second thoughts immediately went ‘oh, no, please don’t tell me I’m going deaf too?!’ Well, there was only one way to find out and I was really interested to know so I agreed to pop along to my local branch here in Basingstoke to undergo a comprehensive hearing test. Continue reading “Review | Getting A Comprehensive Hearing Test With Leightons”

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How to Improve Your Family’s Wellbeing

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Starting a family for many is seen as one of their greatest achievements. If you share this sentiment, then looking after them may be something that brings you joy. However, it is a job that can be tasking as well as demanding some days. Nevertheless, when you have fewer health scares and a more vibrant household, it can make all of the hard work you put in worthwhile. Continue reading “How to Improve Your Family’s Wellbeing”

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Summer Body Goals

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We’re sorry if this is all you seem to hear people talking about, or if this is all you have been thinking about for a while… but we just feel like we have to speak about it. Summer body goals are something we all become passionate about in our minds. We dream big of all of the things that we’d be able to do, and how good we would feel, if only we could get that summer body. But dreaming big is as far as it goes for a lot of us. We can think in our minds of what we’d like to, but actually putting the ideas into action is harder than you would think. But summer is right around the corner, so there’s no time like the present to start working on your goals. If you were to follow a 12-week training regime, the results you would see at the end of it would be incredible, and then you’d have that summer body you’ve been dreaming of, right in time for the height of summer. But as we said, we know how hard it is to get started with something like this, so we’re going to try and help you out. Here are our top tips on how you can easily reach your summer body goals! Continue reading “Summer Body Goals”

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Does Your Body Need An MOT?

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If it’s not broke, don’t try to fix it, right? Well, it turns out that approach could actually be very wrong – especially when it comes to taking care of your health. Speak to any health professional about it, and a strong picture emerges – regular medical check-ups can and do save lives. Continue reading “Does Your Body Need An MOT?”

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C-Section Versus VBAC

This is a post I have been meaning to write for so long now. Having had an emergency c-section with my first child and a VBAC with my second, I wanted to get down in the blog the differences and how I felt about them both and why.

Now, I have covered both stories in previous posts. Jake was born via an emergency c-section on Christmas Day and you can read all about that birth story here. William was born 8 weeks early Continue reading “C-Section Versus VBAC”

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How Therapy Can Help Your Fear Of Doctors

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Fear of doctors is known as iatrophobia, and for those who suffer, it is a very real problem. Not only do they suffer from anxiety and stress when encountering doctors, but it can lead them to become extremely unwell because they deliberately stay away from medical help even if they absolutely do need it. Continue reading “How Therapy Can Help Your Fear Of Doctors”