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Testing for Group Strep B with Strepelle

If you follow me on instagram, then you may keep an eye on my insta-story highlights? In which case, you’ll see a highlight about Strepelle, a brand I’ve collaborated with during this pregnancy, to help raise awareness of the importance of testing for Group Strep B.

What is Group Strep B?

I’m no doctor and there’s no point in me trying to explain what Group Strep B is, when there’s far more legitimate and expert resources online like this one from the NHS, that’ll tell you all about it. But in essence, it’s a bacteria that can be carried by a woman, in their rectum or vagina and often not cause an issue, but can do when you’re pregnant and if it’s transferred to the baby during birth. Although risks are low, they are there and can be serious and potentially fatal for the baby. Continue reading

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Finding a New Confidence in My Body after Pregnancy

Ok so I don’t often go “deep” on here, but occasionally I have a bit of a personal revelation and I feel I should share it in case it resonates with even one other person out there in the world.

This one is about body confidence…or lack thereof…

I find it strange when people say that they think I’m confident. That they presume I’m strong and without insecurities. I take this as a compliment of course, but it’s far from the truth…in all walks of life really. But today I’m focusing on my body, my self-image, my self-confidence.

I’ll set the scene…Continue reading

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