As a now pregnant, soon to be mother, all I can say is – thank goodness for Ultimate Sleep. In the beginning, the prospect of becoming pregnant was extremely exciting, my partner and I have always wanted to be parents, so as soon as we were married we started trying. A few months in the news finally came that I was pregnant and we couldn’t have been more excited. As first time parents, we were pretty thorough in researching all things pregnancy; what we would need to buy both during and after pregnancy, what I should be eating, how I should be exercising, and any other tips or tricks we needed to know.
Something that was certainly frequently mentioned on forums and the like, was the importance of pregnancy pillows during your pregnancy. Not only were they perfect for assisting your sleep as your body began to change through your pregnancy, but they were also useful following giving birth and could be used to assist in breastfeeding. Not ones to stray from the norm, my husband and I jumped on the bandwagon and got one from Ultimate Sleep. Now, let me tell you, about the middle of trimester two, I couldn’t have been more grateful for that pillow, and I definitely understand the hype. Do yourself a favour and if you’re pregnant, pick one up as soon as possible.
I’ve always considered myself to be a pretty caring person and thought I had a great awareness of the level of care someone needs. On top of this, I’ve always had a real affinity with my grandparents and felt at ease talking to and caring for them. So, with this in mind, I guess it really made sense that I got into the aged care industry where I could put my natural abilities into an employable setting.
Despite having worked there now for a good while, I’m still consistently impressed every time we get a visit from Healthcare 2 You. They provide our residents with a variety of healthcare services such as physiotherapy and nutrition and the acfi ensures patients’ needs align with the care provided. It’s absolutely a joy getting to be a part of the lives of so many people in their golden years.
I’d like to think I’m a pretty good husband and father. I can cook, I’m around on the weekends for the kids and I give great gifts. Take mother’s day for example, coming up in just over a month. The kids are still at an age where they can’t organise a gift themselves so it’s up to me, and I have found the most luxurious spa Melbourne has to offer. Not only that, but said spa, Masque, provides a mother’s day package which includes all the trimmings – facial, foot treatment and a relaxing massage – as well as chocolate dipped strawberries and champagne! It is truly a decadent treat and the perfect gift for my wife. So as I said, I’m a great gift giver, with maybe a little help from Masque.
Unfortunately, kidney disease is common in my family. I’ve recently been diagnosed with it, and thankfully while it’s not too serious it’s definitely something I want to tackle straight away before it becomes a more serious issue later in life. I asked the doctor if natural, herbal remedies would work and she suggested I may as well give them a go. It’s not every day that a doctor tells you to go for an herbal medicine over a modern one. I’ve always been pretty conscious of using herbal, natural alternatives wherever possible as I’m a little sceptical of modern medicines and their relationships with big pharmaceutical companies. A company I’ve used in the past is PPC Herbs and I went straight back to them this time around. They’ve got heaps of great options for kidney detox including the Fluid Plex range which is fast acting and completely plant-based. I’m talking parsley leaf, gravel root, golden rod herb and hydrangea. I’m glad I caught my illness early, as it means I’ve now got time to test these herbal remedies and see if they work. If not, I’m more than happy to go back to the doctor and seek further medical advice.
I love a long list of features with everything I buy. I don’t wear watches because they are single function devices and that just seems wasteful to me. My partner and I have pretty varied lives and what each of us gets up to individually can also be pretty varied. We travel and we’re active and we spend time with friends, we both work though I only work part time and not in an office.,
I have plenty of friends that are also doctors and they don’t enjoy being sick. Often they are the first people to bust out the serious drugs, the codeine and pseudoephedrine to get a handle on the common cold. I think natural cold remedies are usually adequate. You combine them with a bit of sleep, drink a lot of water and let the cold run its course.