Being pregnant cured my migraines…

This has been on my mind recently, mostly down to Linda on Eastenders being pregnant! Random I know but made me think again about babies – I loved being pregnant, but 2 is enough for me! Although it doesn’t stop me thinking what it would be like to be pregnant again, but for me I feel the option isn’t there for me as I wouldn’t want to undo what being pregnant last time fixed.

I starting suffering with migraines at the age of 11, I gave up chocolate and cheese at that age as it seemed to be my main triggers. At 18 I was still getting them and more frequently, so I gave up dairy. This resulted in not being able to eat a lot, making eating out difficult as I avoided lactose and milk powders and I would have to cook everything from scratch.
Although giving up all this made it better, they still didn’t stop altogether. When I feel pregnant with my daughter, the further into my pregnancy the worse the migraines got. And once I had, had her they started to come on with seemingly no triggers. My best solution was to take co-codamol and go to bed.

When I fell pregnant with my son I was prepared for them to get worse again, but surprisingly they reduced the further I got into the pregnancy with them completely stopping by the time I was six months pregnant. I proceeded through the pregnancy and after without any migraines, when he was about 3 months old my husband pointed out it had been so long since I had a migraine that I should try some chocolate! After so many years I found it hard to try but figured I had nothing to lose and ate one quality street and waited 24 hours (that’s how long it usually took for a reaction) and nothing happened. I then upped my intake of chocolate, cheese and dairy into my diet and no reaction!!

My son turns 5 next month and in all that time I have had probably a few migraines – I seem to get one on the tail end of a virus but that’s it!! A huge difference to before having my son, and to think we were planning on only having one child! I’m so glad, not only is it a joy to have a girl and a boy – he fixed me and changed my life! I can now eat whatever I like. I don’t think even if I wanted to I would risk having another baby just in case, and I’m wondering if there is anybody out there that has experienced the same as me?
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*P.S. I don’t want to be responsible for a baby boom, I can’t guarantee it cures everyone!


Awesome Halloween Nail Art Ideas

I spend a lot of time looking on pinterest and other sites for inspiration, mostly never getting round to the actual doing of the projects! So I figured I’d share me faves with you to hopefully save the rest of you time!

Follow Emma’s board Halloween Nails on Pinterest.


WIN WEDNESDAY – Overboard Dry Tube Bag

Overboard the leaders of waterproof bags and cases kindly gave me a bag to test out at Glastonbury and it was fab for keeping all my valubles nice and dry whilst camping and lugging stuff around in the mud. And I’ve also got one to give away to you lot – here’s a bit more info…

OverBoard’s Dry Tube Bags are ideal for protecting anything from harsh weather due to its durable waterproof tarpaulin material. From an iPad to a change of clothes to even a lunch box, everything can be kept secure and dry. It doesn’t stop at a just a bag, as the dry tube bags can double up as an ice bucket, drinks cooler, or even a pillow, perfect for chilling out on the beach or by the pool. The bags are available in 5, 12, 20, 30 and 40 litres sizes.

And the one up for grabs today is 20 Litre Pink Dry Tube Bag!

Durable and feminine at the same time, this Pink OverBoard 20 Litre Dry Tube Bag, keeps water, sand and dirt away from your prized possessions! RRP £23.99

Thanks to welded seams and our trusty Fold Seal System™, this 100% waterproof Dry Bag is suitable for quick submersion, floats when dropped in water and will protect contents from sand and dirt as well.

Made of nylon-coated PVC tarpaulin, our waterproof Dry Bag is built to last and easy to wipe clean, making it suitable for rough conditions. You can hold it by the sturdy grab handle or wear it over your shoulder with a removable shoulder strap – the choice is yours.

With a 20 Litre capacity, this is the perfect boat bag or kit-carrying accessory for longer sailing or camping trips.

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