why there needs to be more awareness of group b strep

Why There Needs to be More Awareness of Group B Strep

Group B Strep.

It’s one of those words I remembered hearing during my first pregnancy but it wasn’t ever something I asked more about and it certainly wasn’t something that was ever explained to me. As that pregnancy was straightforward I had no concerns that the next would be any different… I couldn’t have been more wrong. Continue reading “Why There Needs to be More Awareness of Group B Strep”

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Mental Health Issues: No More Suffering In Silence!

While it can be easy to think of mental health problem as something that should be hidden and ignored, in fact, admitting you are struggling and reaching out for some help can be one of the best things that you can do. After all, there are many different treatments and therapy options available for a range of issues, the most prevalent of which I will discuss in the post below. Continue reading “Mental Health Issues: No More Suffering In Silence!”

preschool, dealing with common illnesses and infections

Preschool – Dealing With Common Illnesses And Infections

Your child’s first day at preschool comes with all its own emotions. It can be overwhelming for both you and your child. On the one hand, you are excited and proud, and on the other, you are dreading it and questioning where the time went and how in the blink of an eye, your baby has now become a little person with a mind of their own. While this may be an emotional time, it’s also a time to start being vigilant about taking extra measures to ensure that your child’s immune system is stronger and healthier. Continue reading “Preschool – Dealing With Common Illnesses And Infections”

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How To Stay Healthy During Your Pregnancy

The way you take care of yourself while pregnant plays a vital role in determining if you will have complications in the course of the pregnancy and during delivery, and more importantly, the health of your baby.

Many myths abound about what’s good and bad for a pregnant woman, the foods you should eat and which ones you should avoid, but you the guiding principle should be what’s bad for you is worse for your baby. Also, remember that the baby’s immune system is weak and you should, therefore, watch what you feed them through your own foods. Continue reading “How To Stay Healthy During Your Pregnancy”

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Why I Need to be a Little More Selfish

Just recently I’ve noticed that life has once again got on top of me. It’s funny because around this time last year I finally fully acknowledged the fact that I had been struggling emotionally and mentally for far too long and I secretly booked myself in for counselling. It went really well and turned out to be one of the best things I could have done for myself (I think everyone could benefit from this type of self-care). I don’t want to go into full details here as it will cause this post to go off on a tangent (as I often do!) but if you want to find out more on this topic you can read about my counselling journey here.

Anyway, back to now and my problems aren’t quite as deep or big but are tied to the fact that I never actually do anything for me. Continue reading “Why I Need to be a Little More Selfish”

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Health Improvements You Could Make For The Sake Of Your Future

Being healthy sounds like an optional lifestyle, but it’s something that should be a priority in everybody’s life. You shouldn’t just eat well if you’re trying to lose weight, and you shouldn’t just exercise if you want to fit in a new shirt. These reasons might be motivation for such health improvements, but the main reason to look after your health is to ensure that you have a happy future. You need to think about the big picture. A balanced diet, a regular exercise routine, a better sleeping pattern, and many other health improvements that we’ll discuss in this article are all changes that will improve your body and mind. Let’s talk about some health improvements you could make for the sake of your future. Continue reading “Health Improvements You Could Make For The Sake Of Your Future”

mini first aid Berkshire review

Mini First Aid Berkshire Review

First aid training for babies and children was something I had always wanted to do but with the arrival of Jake and the whirlwind of becoming a first time Mother it meant it became one of those things I just kept (naughtily) putting off. Then when William arrived 8 weeks early, it seemed to be the only thing I could think about. My perspective on child emergency care had vastly changed and when he was allowed to come home with us after 3 weeks in NICU, I was extremely nervous that something would happen and I wouldn’t know what to do. The hospital were amazing and provided us with basic CPR and choking knowledge before his discharge but I felt that I needed more in-depth training which would cover other possible accidents or medical situations, so when Alison from Mini First Aid Berkshire got in touch about attending one of her 2 hour classes, I jumped at the chance. Continue reading “Mini First Aid Berkshire Review”