Postnatal depression

Hair loss

Hair Loss

We spend an inordinate amount of time and money on our hair, cutting, colouring and styling it into submission on a daily basis. We can even take it for granted, moan when it doesn’t go right, that curl will simply not straighten out – and we end up having “a bad hair day”. We’ve all

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Reaching Out For Help

Reaching Out For Help

Lots of people still have mixed feelings about using professional support, even during times of struggle. Fears of being judged or misunderstood can get in the way of admitting to personal difficulties. Many individuals and families continue to go it alone, even during time of increased pressure and stress. More People Are Asking For Help

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pregnancy jargon

Pregnancy Jargon

From palpations to quickening, the language of pregnancy can feel foreign to many Mums-to-be. Just at the point when you are riddled with hormones and the fabled ‘Baby-Brain’ kicks in you are expected to grapple with a raft of new terminology. Not great timing! To help you out we’ve compiled a random list of some

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Coping strategies for everyday life

Coping strategies for everyday life

Life can sometimes seem like it’s a never-ending round of work and obligations. Where’s the fun?! The danger is, that over time, physical and emotional stress can build up triggering chemical changes in the brain that can lead to mental health issues, such as depression. And it’s all too easy for this to creep up

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Have breastfeeding trials been a success

Have vouchers for breastfeeding trials been a success

When the government first announced its ‘Vouchers for Breastfeeding’ scheme there was mixed reaction. The trial scheme was introduced in order to address lower rates of breastfeeding in more deprived areas of the UK. Initially, Mums in three different areas of South Yorkshire and Derbyshire were offered shopping vouchers, valued up to a total of

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Dealing with difficult babies

Dealing with difficult babies

As a mum-of-two, I wouldn’t say that either of my kids were ‘difficult’ babies. Sure, we had the colic, the weaning issues and a few sleep blips, but broadly I feel that I got off fairly lightly. For some parents their reality seems very different. From the outset their babies are restless, fussy, and difficult

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