Recent research from the British Fertility Society has found that a low-carb diet, where women eat just one portion of carbohydrates a day, almost doubles your chance of becoming pregnant. But with thousands of women struggling to get pregnant everyday, could the answer to our fertility problems really be down to something as simple as cutting the carbs?
For the last 3 years, thanks in part to my fear of flying, thanks in part to the birth of my first born, the furthest afield my family and I had travelled was the 4 hour plane ride to Turkey. And I’d been very happy with that thank you, because and lets be honest here, what nutter would want to take a small child on a plane for longer than 4 hours?!
My favourite emporium for innovation and eclectic design, Liberty London, has given us yet another reason to celebrate this season (as if Halloween, Guy Fawkes and Christmas wasn’t enough) with it’s latest pop-up Cissy Wears x Liberty.
There’s nothing more special than snuggling in to the smooth, soft and deliciously, milky smelling skin of our newborn. But with their hyper sensitive skin prone to dryness, itching and flaking your baby’s skincare is just as important as the rest of their routine.
So far we’ve been very fortunate and unlike myself and my husaband as children, our son doesn’t suffer from any major allergies. He does however get the occasional bout of mild eczema on his cheeks and chin.
Back when my son was just a tiny (screaming) bundle of joy and I couldn’t get to the gym, I would put my little man in the BabyBjörn carrier and go for a invigorating power walk along the Thames. Not only was it one of the few things that stopped him screaming (seriously it was constant!) but it was also an excellent way to ditch those lbs.
Like most newborns, when my darling son came in to this world he did little more than eat, sleep and cry. Eating and crying were pretty much constants, sleep not so much. Part of me puts it down to him being so tiny and still wanting to be back in the womb, the other half just to him being a tricky baby but whatever the reason my son did not want to sleep. He refused to sleep in his crib, he refused to sleep in the car and the pram? Well I could forget that too.
I’m a big fan of bath salts. Not only are they an excellent form of muscle relaxation post workout but they are brilliant at detoxing the body and shedding any extra water weight before a big night out! (Hunger Games’ Jennifer Lawrence swears by them before any red carpet appearance). So when Westlab sent me a pack of their new natural Kids Dead Sea Bath Salts, I was intrigued.