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8 things that helped me when I had postnatal depression

It can make you feel trapped (Picture: Deirdre Spain for metro.co.uk) When I walked in to the ward to be induced to have my first baby I was beyond excited. I had bought two gigantic Cath Kidston floral print bags for the big occasion. The story of a ‘rubbish’ mother: How postnatal depression ruined a year of my life At ...

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Mother told nothing more can be done for baby born with brain outside her skull

Baby May Rose Gibney is just six-weeks-old (Picture: JOHN JEFFAY AT CASCADE NEWS) The mother of a baby whose brain grew outside her skull has been told there’s nothing more doctors can do. Analee Gibney’s six-week old daughter May Rose was born with encephalocele, a condition that has caused her brain to develop the sac-like protusion at the back of her head. ...

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Men with inflammatory bowel disease answer questions on what it’s like to have a stoma bag

(Picture: Ed/Steve) Inflammatory bowel disease affects more than 300,000 people in the UK. Both men and women suffer, and more often than not, both men and women fear speaking out about their suffering because they feel uncomfortable talking about bowel habits. Marathon training week 13: The final push When IBD leads sufferers to near-death experiences, and when the disease becomes ...

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I struggle with stress – and it got so bad it made me ill

Stress is more than just being a bit worried (Picture: Liberty Antonia Sadler) There’s stress, and then there’s STRESS. Everyone will have experienced both kinds. The good kind is the sort of stress that makes you up your game and usually ends with a great sense of achievement. The difference between stress and depression and warning signs to look out ...

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NHS set to ban sugary fizzy drinks from hospital shops

Wave goodbye to washing pills down with full fat Coke (Picture: Getty Images / Mylo) Drinks which contain high levels of sugar, including Coke and sugary coffee, could be banned by hospitals. Medics are lobbying to ban sugary drinks if action is not taken by shops to reduce the sales. It’s the Queen’s first birthday – here’s why she has two ‘A ...

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Exercise can be contagious – particularly for women

(Picture: Getty Images) There’s nothing like your mate humble bragging about a workout they’ve just smashed to inspire you to also get moving. It could be coming across their posts on Instagram while you’re dossing on the sofa. Or it could be them casually dropping into conversation that they’ve been training for a marathon. Boys need to be taught about ...

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Subway worker reveals how to get free stuff and says you should avoid the meatballs

(Picture: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg via Getty Images) If your go-to Subway filling of choice is meatballs or roastbeef, then you might want to re-think your food choices. Because one Reddit user who claims to be a Subway employee has posted an expose of the sandwich chain – revealing which products should be avoided. Lucozade now has less sugar and people think ...

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Boys need to be taught about periods, too

(Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) If your sex education experience was anything like mine, there was likely a point when suddenly, your teacher would announce that the boys needed to go one room, and the girls would stay in another. Why? Because they were about to tell the boys about wet dreams and erections, and the girls about periods. Nurse ...

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Hobbyhorsing is the new sports trend that Finns are going mad for

(Picture: Hobbyhorse Revolution/Instagram) We’ve all dreamed of one day owning a horse and galloping through the countryside like some sort of 1940s Hollywood siren. But horses are expensive and horseriding can be a real pain in the arse (literally). Instagrammer explains why you shouldn’t stress out if you ate loads of Easter eggs Hobbyhorsing, on the other hand, is a ...

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Instagrammer Sara Puhto explains why you shouldn’t stress out if you ate loads of Easter eggs at the weekend

(Picture: Instagram/saggysara) If you’re someone who’s fully committed to a set workout routine and healthy diet, you may be beating yourself up a little for gorging on chocolate eggs, bunnies, and all other Easter-themed delights over the weekend. If that’s the case, stop it. It’s totally okay to eat loads of chocolate now and again – and you shouldn’t feel ...

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