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    How to Talk to Kids About Serious Illness

    Children often know far more than we give them credit for. They might still be learning social cues and may not be able to express what they have learnt but they certainly pick up a lot of information from you and those around you. This is why it is really important that when things go wrong, you don’t assume that they are blissfully unaware – you need to learn to talk about it.  Discussing serious illnesses can be really difficult amongst adults but children will be more receptive than you might think. This doesn’t necessarily make it easier to answer questions like, what is cancer or will you get better?…

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    Don’t Keep Mum: Why Mental Health Should Always Feature In Your Midwife Meetings

    A decent midwife can be a godsend during pregnancy. As any mum will tell you, an instant connection and a feeling that you can talk about anything can make the entire process so much easier. Some women even come to value their midwives so much that they can’t bear to part! But, while the midwife appointments that scatter the pregnancy calendar were once all about physical health, a new feature should make itself known in every midwife appointment, and that feature is mental health. Many midwives are now trained to look for signs of anxiety or depression, as well as checking out your baby and weight. Still, countless women find…

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    Pregnant? You Still Need To Make Time For Yourself

    A lot can change when you get pregnant. Some women have it easy. They ride through the experience with minimal changes to their lives until the day the baby is born. Others aren’t so lucky. Between the bouts of anxiety and self doubt they’re enduring terrible morning sickness or suffering with lapses in the immune system. A key example is the dreaded water infection which can spread to the kidney. Not overly dangerous, but certainly painful enough that you end up spending a few nights in hospital. When pregnant, a lot of women tend to make vast changes in their lives, but these aren’t always needed. Here, you can find…

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    Ways To Get More Vegetables Into Your Diet (Without Piling Up Unappealing Greens On Your Plate)

    We know that we need to eat healthier. And perhaps we’ve already made a resolution to ourselves to do something simple, like drink more water, but when we’ve tackled this it’s time to step up our game. Our diet could do with a bit more improvement and it means that we have to incorporate more healthy things into our diet. But the big problem with this is that we’re not always able to do this because we are on the go all the time, or we might not like vegetables as much as the health nut we know. But if we know that we’ve got to get more healthy foods…

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    5 Ways To Stay Healthy (And Happy) While Pregnant

    Trying to stay healthy while pregnant? It’s easy to keep yourself healthy but forget about your emotional health and wellbeing. Lots of blog posts list the virtues of keeping your body healthy, without really focusing on the importance of staying happy. Here’s 5 ways to manage your health and happiness levels while pregnant. Eat Healthily (But Enjoy Yourself Too) You and your baby need to be nurtured with plenty of fruits and vegetables to stay healthy and strong. Foods like spinach, bananas and lean meats are the perfect way to keep your body going through pregnancy. Unfortunately, you might have to avoid things like raw eggs, and sushi, as fish…

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    Encouraging Your Children To Exercise By Subtly Turning Your Garden Into A Gym

    Has it got to the point where you want to take a more active role in your children’s health? You may be doing your best with their diet, suggesting plenty of activities to do while outside, but it seems that you need to go one step further, and make it a part of your home lifestyle. As parents, it’s the example that we set that will prove beneficial in the long run, and when we start to make changes at home, this is when they will become a habit. If you have a garden space, turning it into a gym is something that may be viewed with a raised eyebrow…

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    Limiting Children’s Sugar Intake Is Important – Here’s Why

    We all know that children need to follow a healthy and nutritious diet so that they can get all of the necessary nutrients to grow up well. This means that they need to eat plenty of well-balanced meals that will provide them with enough protein, carbohydrates, fiber, and vitamins along with a whole host of other good stuff. It also means that certain foods need to be restricted too, such as sugar. Lots of parents know that sugar is bad for their kids, but they don’t really understand why it’s so bad. It’s perfectly fine to let your son or daughter have a sweet treat every now and then, but…