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What to expect: Wearing a 24 hour blood pressure monitor

When I became pregnant with my daughter in 2015 I started experiencing some new health problems. One of them was high blood pressure. At just 8 weeks pregnant I was put on bed rest for a considerable time and given medication too. Throughout my pregnancy, the high blood pressure persisted, despite me losing 2.5 stone …

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Stupid things people say when you have allergies…

Dealing with allergies is never easy. Whether you have a single allergy, non-IGE or IGE, it is always difficult to adjust to the lifestyle changes required to keep safe. Often people without allergies won’t understand the difficulties faced when you, or your child, have an allergy. My own daughter Daisy has an allergy syndrome, called …

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Let’s start talking about self-medication and mental health (AD)

AD. If you follow me on social media you may already know that I am a big advocate for mental health, and talking about it. Talking about mental health is something that can still be seen as a taboo subject, just like talking about family finances, death and even lifestyle habits. Having seen first hand the …

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Stress Awareness Month – 9 tips to reduce stress (AD)

AD. Did you know that April is National Stress Awareness Month? With the new financial year starting in April for lots of businesses, and self-employed people, it doesn’t come as a surprise to me! In April I always find myself spinning lots of plates. I have a tax return that I want to get filed as …

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Affordable egg donation for UK patients  (AD)

AD. Today I’ve got a collaborative guest post for you from Egg Donation Friends. As someone who had fertility treatment myself, to have my daughter Daisy, I hope this will be useful for someone out there! Egg donation – who is it for? The majority of fertility patients interested in egg donation treatment are female patients …

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