An open letter to the doctor who didn’t take me seriously

An open letter to the doctor who didn’t take me seriously

Dear Doctor,

I understand that you must have hypochondriacs visit you frequently. Perhaps that annoys you, maybe you feel like they’re wasting your time. Perhaps you’ve been fortunate enough to never experience health anxiety and can’t understand things from their point of view.

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5 reasons you should have a 4D baby scan

5 reasons you should have a 4D baby scan

When I was pregnant with Autumn, Dave and I were umming and ahing over whether or not to have a 4D scan. When my Mum said she’d found a voucher for Window to the Womb in Bexleyheath on Groupon and that she’d pay half of it, we decided to go for it. We booked it it when I was 32 weeks + 2 days pregnant and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Here are five reasons why you should have one done:

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Trichotillomania – my husband’s story

Trichotillomania – my husband’s story

My husband suffers from trichotillomania. It is a little known mental health condition, which consists of the impulsive pulling of hair, which can be from anywhere on the body. This can result in bald patches and feelings of guilt and embarrassment. I’ve interviewed my husband on his experience of trichotillomania, in an effort to help raise awareness. I have only read stories of women having it online, so I’m hoping that it may help some people to read about a man with the condition. View Post

5 top tips on how to help hay fever

5 top tips on how to help hay fever

It has been estimated that around 16 million people in the UK suffer with hay fever. That’s at least 1 in 4 people! That means that a quarter of the population spend seasons of the year, often summer, with unpleasant symptoms. These can range from annoying to a level where they affect everyday life.

Unfortunately, the number of sufferers is rising, particularly in those who are middle aged. In fact, it has been predicted by Allergy UK that there could be as many as 30 million hay fever sufferers in the UK by 2030.

Thankfully, there are things you can do to help.

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This Morning Live – Press Launch

This Morning Live – Press Launch

Last Friday was a very exciting day indeed. We were invited by Netmums to attend the press launch of This Morning Live. This was held in the studio of This Morning itself, at ITV in The London Television Centre. The event was full of fun and information about This Morning Live, which is being held at the NEC Arena, Birmingham from 18th-21st May 2017. View Post