Our trip to the walk-in minor injury unit

This is my second visit to a NHS hospital for a minor injury since Emily was born. Whilst it’s never ideal to end up in a walk-in or emergency unit of any kind, I’m thankful I’m not here more often. My child may think she’s GI Joe on occasion, but thankfully she’s not caused that…

We’ve finally got an NHS dentist

I’m sure you’ve read in recent months the big change up with dental surgeries in the Kentish area. A lot of counties have seen an increase in dental surgeries closing down which has proved a nightmare for most people. Our dentist in Ramsgate close last year with just a few weeks notice given. In total…

The NHS Hero Awards should be watched by all.

The other day I watched The NHS Hero Awards, and yes I did cry, it most definitely wasn’t allergies. If you didn’t watch it, try and catch it on the ITV hub, as it should be seen. It’s an awards show honouring the NHS staff and dozens of volunteers who work tirelessly at the heart…

Why it’s important to have a smear test

If you’re a woman over the age of 25, you will most likely have been invited to take a cervical screening test, otherwise known as a smear test. I had my first smear test when I was 24, I was using the coil as one of my methods of contraception and I often found I…

Come slim with me 

I have tried various diets since Emily arrived and failed on just as many losing the weight. I’ve tried Slimming World, a milkshake or two, restricting calories, different diets, following a dvd and plan and still I’m not where I want to be with my weight and it’s all down to bloody motivation. Oh and…

What’s happening to the NHS dentists in Kent?

Sam visited his dentist last week for a check up and was told that his surgery and it’s sister surgery was closing in a Ramsgate, leaving 16k patients desperately trying to find a new one. Hundreds of people have expressed their concern over finding a new dentist in posts I’ve seen shared online as Sam’s…

An assisted birth isn’t as bad as you might think. 

My labour was an intense one. With tiredness and no more physical strength and the definite acknowledgement that I wouldn’t be allowed an epidural during labour originally, when the option of an assisted birth was offered, I took it. As the midwife constantly told me to push, I physically couldn’t. I was exhausted, there was…

Emily had her 10 month review last week 

My little baby is 10 months old. Crazy how time is flying. Last week Tuesday Emily had her 10 month review with the health visitor at our local children’s centre. It’s great to see how much she has grown in her little life. She’s crawling, pulling herself up, desperately trying to walk as she can…

Choosing contraception after birth

So, I’ve just had to change my contraception after a bit of a reaction to my pill. Pretty sure 2 periods in a month, bloating, weight gain, bad skin and tummy cramps that make you vomit are not a sure sign that your pill intake is going swimmingly. After Emily was born, I was put…

Did you suffer from Scanxiety?

When I was pregnant I had about 8 scans, all through the NHS, none of them paid as extra services like some people do. But even though I didn’t pay for scans as extra services that I needed, I still had what’s known as Scanxiety. The phenomenon is dubbed ‘Scanxiety’, with 36 per cent of…

I’m so pleased the injections have stopped until Emily turns 1

Thank God Emily doesn’t have any more bloody injections until she turns a year old. Honestly the first year of their lives, you’re told how difficult it can be, that relationships can really be tested and that it will get better, but sometimes, it can be so difficult, but like childbirth, most of it becomes…

Mummy’s, the second lot of injections aren’t that bad! 

Emily had her second lot of injections at the end of March and I thought it was going to be a lot worse than it was. This time there were only 2 parts to the vaccination process and thankfully, giving Emily a little break at least, it didn’t include the Men B vaccine. All parents…