HG - HYPEREMESIS GRAVIDARUM - A GUIDE TO COPING, MANAGING & SURVIVING

This is my guide to coping and managing through the hell of hyperemesis gravidarum.

I want this article to be read by husbands, partners, family, friends and for them to help the person they know who is struggling through this to to manage because they have a better understanding of what is so commonly swept under the rug as “morning sickness”.

On that note I want everyone reading this to understand that Hyperemesis IS NOT MORNING SICKNESS, its not even all day nausea or pregnancy sickness, it is a serious life controlling illness that completely controls your life and consumes you. HG is a very serious illness.

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PORT DOUGLAS WITH WYNDHAM RESORT + How to stay active on family holidays

Recently we visited the beautiful Port Douglas in Far North Queensland for a family holiday.

We were lucky enough to be invited to stay at the Ramada Resort by Wyndham.

In this blog Im sharing all about the Ramada Resort, some tips on staying active on holiday plus things to do on a family holiday to Port Douglas.

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Postnatal Anxiety and Panic - my realisations of where I'm at.

It can be both a blessing and a curse feeling everything so much and that’s what happens when you are suffering from anxiety.

Everything you feel is so intense. So real. So much.

I’ve spent the last few months running on a high level of anxiety feeling completely on edge. I usually experience my anxiety in waves but for the last few months it felt like a constant tip toe on the edge of a cliff.

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Tips For Flying with a Baby!

Travel is a huge part of our lives between my work, our businesses and lesuire we travel by air atleast once a month.

When I first became a Mum I was quiet nervous about how I would go travelling often with a baby but over time and many mistakes made, I have learnt a lot and wanted to share my best tips on what to pack in your nappy bag for the flight  and a few other handy tips! This is something I get asked quiet regularly so I hope this helps.

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5 Simple Meditation Tips For Beginners

By Guest Blogger Jessie Kavanagh

Meditation holds so many great benefits to help us decrease our stress levels and improve all aspects of our health and wellbeing. It can, however be a bit intimidating or even off putting if it’s something you haven’t done before.

When someone mentions meditation, visions of monks sitting in silent euphoria atop a mountain or pretzel-shaped yogi’s chanting endless Om’s might pop into your head. But 99% of the time, that’s not the way it rolls.
I’m here to share 5 simple tips to take meditation out of the too-hard basket so you can start to bring the benefits of this amazing practice into your own life today.

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Social and Emotional Development: How Does This Relate to Anxiety?

 Written by Emily Habelrih/ Clinical Psychologist

Social and emotional milestones are important to keep track of. They allow us to determine whether children are developing in a way that is considered to be ‘typical’ for their age. While children do develop at different rates, it is important to note whether your child is meeting important milestones significantly later than they are expected to be. 

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Different Presentations of Anxiety in Children

Anxiety affects an individual’s ability to concentrate, sleep, and carry out basic daily tasks. Anxiety affects 1 in 10 children and is the most common type of mental health condition in both children and adults. Often, children who seem angry, defiant, or oppositional are severely anxious, and can be misdiagnosed as their presentation differs greatly from how anxiety presents itself in adults. In children, age appropriate ‘fears’ are often mislabelled as anxiety. Fear itself is a natural emotion that helps us survive, cope with difficulties, and manage challenging situations. The key difference between fear and anxiety is that we often feel fear in regard to a real threat or danger. Anxiety however is commonly a response to an imaginedthreat or danger. Anxiety becomes a concern for children when it begins to impact their everyday life: from difficulty maintaining friendships, to lack of engagement in social activities, and behavioural problems such as avoidance/difficulty separating.

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D-MER Breastfeeding through intense feelings of anxiety: My experience

“It’s like a surge or a wave of anxiety or sometimes it’s this overwhelming feeling of dread or even just a feeling of being blank or hallow. Sometimes I feel extremely nauseated at the same time. It happens when I first sit down and start feeding sometimes it only lasts a few second and others times longer”.

This is what I first journaled when I notice this was happening.

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Introducing Solids to Baby FAQs

Recently we have started Remi on solids and I have had so many questions asking for some tips and advice so in this article I will answer those plus tell you about our choice in convenient food for on the go.

I’m not a nutritionist or medical professional so please contact yours for specific info.

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9 Ways to organise your Mum Brain + FREE PLANNER

9 Simple things to organise your “mum brain” plus a downloadable “mum brain daily planner”.

If you’ve been following a long recently you will know I have been struggling with “mum brain”.

Its like a foggy, mess of forgetfulness that gets worse with each child you have I think.

I am extremely forgetful, I feel constantly frazzled and overwhelmed with so many things to do but never enough time or my lack of memory that makes me forget what I had to do in the first place. None of this has been great for my anxiety which has been at a all time high.

Over the last few weeks I have been working on some simple things that have been helping me feel less stress and more in control and I want to share them with you.

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HELPING A LOVED ONE THROUGH ANXIETY

It can be really hard to know what to do or say when you’re trying to help a friend with their mental health.

You don’t want to say the wrong this and make it worse but you also want them to know you are there for them.

In this article I will share some ideas from my own personal experience on how you can best help and support a friend through their anxiety:

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MASTITIS - DON'T IGNORE THE WARNING SIGNS

In this quick little article I want to share with you what I have learnt in my experience with constant engorgement, blocked ducts and mastitis- I am not an expert and this is all just basic info. Please contact your doctor or lactation consultant for professional advice or if you feel any of the symptoms coming on and PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE THE WARNING SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS.

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Returning to Exercise After a Cesarean Birth

A cesarean birth is a major abdominal surgery which requires at least 6-8 weeks to recover but often much longer.

You will need to give your self at least this much time to heal before you start working out and there is really no one date that suits everyone its so dependent on so many variables to do with your pregnancy, surgery and postpartum experience so please don’t put any pressure on yourself to have to exercise from 6 weeks. To be honest I feel like its taken me 12 weeks to truly recover and heal and I am now just feeling stronger and ready to train properly.

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fitnessBrittany Noonan