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Noah’s overnight stop in hospital

Noah’s overnight stop in hospital

It struck me yesterday that Isla, Daddy and Noah have all visited A&E since lockdown started. Isla as she had a concussion. Daddy, as he has been getting chest pains, which turned out to be torn cartilage by his ribs and at the weekend, Noah. Noah presented with abdominal pains, to the right of his belly button and he was in a lot of pain. I wanted to document what happened at the stop in hospital, in case it helps with someone else in the future. VIEW the POST

Imaginative fun with the pretend & play vet hospital

Imaginative fun with the pretend & play vet hospital

I love toys and games where the children have to use their imaginations, be creative - where anything is possible. So when we were asked to review the Pretend & Play Vet Playset, we jumped at the chance. We have spent a lot of time in the vets over the years with Snoopy, so it was fun to hear their impressions of it, in their own way.  VIEW the POST

Knowing your rights as a parent if your child is in hospital

It’s a topic that most parents would hopefully never need to give much thought to. Most parents would never wish to experience the fear and worry that accompanies seeing their child through a hospital stay. Recent high profile cases surrounding children with brain injury in particular have brought the conversation about parents rights into the public consciousness. It is really upsetting to hear about these stories in the news, it really got me thinking about what I would do in these situations. 

Monkey wellbeing – Monkey goes to hospital

Monkey wellbeing – Monkey goes to hospital

We were sent a great Monkey Wellbeing package full of books, information, stickers and of course Monkey himself! It is such a great idea, little stories that make the terror of going to hospital for operations a little bit exciting. It has helped lots of other parents teach their children that it isn't that scary. Which I think is brilliant. VIEW the POST

My Birthing Story – the afterbirth

My Birthing Story – the afterbirth

It was approximately an hour after birth, I was having the magical moments with our new baby daughter and I was starting to feel a bit faint, I wasn't quite with it and I could feel my brain slowing down, almost like I couldn't talk properly and people were there but not there, if that makes sense. I could also feel gushes of blood coming out, which I assumed to be normal at this point, as I know it's normal to loose blood. Jane came back into the delivery suite and explained that she had checked the placenta and there was a little piece missing!VIEW the POST

My Birthing Story – Isla Rae Constant

Our appointment was 8am but until we got there we didn’t know that they do not induce you until at least 24 hours after your waters break, just in case you do go into labour naturally. I am sure there are other reasons for this, but I am not 100% what they are! Hinchingbrooke have a policy now where if your waters break you are left no longer than 24 hours before they induce you, due to risk of infection, I was told this has very recently changed from 48 hours. My midwife said that it was new to them seeing someone like me in hospital as usually mums go into labour naturally. So there we were, ready to be induced, little did we know that we would have a long wait on our hands that morning. The first thing our midwife, Sharon, wanted to do was to check the…