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ERF Car seats, more dishonesty and a warning for you all

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I wanted to talk some more about car seats, following on from my last post. I’d like to think I  have done quite a fair bit of car seat research, but mostly I wanted to warn people about being mis-sold incorrectly fitted car seats.

Having done all the research I could take, I made an appointment with a store local to me, who “specialise in car seat fitting, especially extended rear facing, stocking the latest models. Our staff are fully trained by Britax, Be Safe and Maxi Cosi. We offer impartial expert advice and would recommend an appointment for our rear facing seats.'”. Their details are featured on rearfacing.co.uk.

Great, I thought, they would be the perfect people to help me, I was especially after someone who was impartial and who had lots of choice. I had thought (and seen on the websites that the ERF seats I really…

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#PNDChat THE hashtag for PND tweets!

PND and Me

I created the #PNDChat hashtag to help bring together those affected by pre and postnatal depression. We are fast creating an amazing strong community of sufferers, survivors, professionals and charities.

Its can feel lonely place the land of PND until you knock on some doors and realise you aren’t alone at all, there as SO many others out there.

1 in 7 women will experience some form of pre and/or postnatal illness, so say your sat at a toddler group, beyond the smiles and the laughs, just how many of those women will have been where you might be now?

The land of PND doesn’t have to be a lonely place, it shouldn’t be. We need to come together as women, not just mothers and say ‘You know what im not hiding anymore!’

So please use the #PNDChat whenever tweeting about PND. You never know who you might meet, and…

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The Truth About Maternity Leave

Totally can relate to this

Gas And Air

The other day I discharged one of my women on day 23. This may sound quite late to still be visiting women after they’ve had a baby but personally I feel that day 14 is too soon. Most women’s partners are back at work after 2 weeks and that first week flying solo is really tough. You feel like you are constantly breastfeeding and the thought of even getting dressed and leaving the house is too much to cope with. So you stay in your pj’s watching day time tv and eating chocolate biscuits, checking Facebook, taking selfies of you and your new baby and using those amazing Instagram filters to hide your bags.

I gave my usual schpeel about seeing your GP at 6 weeks, contraception, pelvic floor exercises, baby clinic and asked what her support network like. She rolled off all the classes her and her pals she’d met…

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