Avocado Events

A couple of weeks ago, I attended my first event thrown by the fantastic Avocado Events which was held at Paul Stride in York.

I have followed Avocado Events since the beginning of 2017 and they’ve run some fantastic events for both mums and mum-to-be’s. I never got the chance to attend the events during my pregnancy so when this one came up, I jumped at the chance to go and take Freya along with me.

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Ask The Midwife Review

Pregnancy is a rollercoaster ride of being super happy one minute, and then worrying about something the next.

I’ve found especially that when it’s your first baby and the pregnancy is classed as ok; you don’t get a lot of support outside of your usual midwife appointments when they test your wee, blood pressure and check you’re measuring on track in the later stages. You’ve got your green notes to carry about with you but the minute something doesn’t feel right or if you’re having a bit of a wobble, it’s hard to know where to turn and not feel as though you are pestering them or being a drama queen.

You should never feel as though you are being a burden, especially when this is their job at the end of the day and they are supposed to help guide you through your pregnancy in a way that is good for both you and baby. It is very easy to get sucked into the online world and start googling things which makes everything feel 100 times more magnified and you instantly think the worst case scenario. We have all been there! Upon looking for answers however, you might stumble across a site/app called Ask the Midwife.

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Soul Insoles: a treat for your feet

My feet have taken one hell of a whack this pregnancy but fingers crossed, so far I’ve managed to avoid any swelling. When I say they’ve suffered I refer to the lack of ability to put ones shoes on and the reliance of slip on sandals which don’t always offer a great deal of support.

When I was sent some insoles to put to the test, I wasn’t sure what to expect. That probably sounds ridiculous but I’ve never needed to use insoles before so I wasn’t sure what they would feel like or whether I would like the idea of wearing them.

Souls Insoles are designed specifically for us pregnant ladies out there and are made to support your feet and arches throughout pregnancy.

As I’ve progressed throughout pregnancy, I have noticed that day-to-day the ability to see my feet is starting to slip out of my grasp and soon no doubt, I won’t be able to see them at all. This poses a problem for making sure they are well looked after but this is where the insoles have come in super handy.

The pair I received were Poppy Red as you can see, but you can also get them in Royal Purple, Baby Pink, Baby Blue, Slate Grey and Silver, so a pair for most kind of shoes really and are a bargain at the moment at £19.99.

If you didn’t already know, hormonal changes in your body during pregnancy release a hormone called “Relaxin”. This loosens all the ligaments and tendons in you body including those in your feet; causing your arches to fall and increasing the size of your foot by a whole shoe size! As if your body doesn’t get big enough your feet suffer too.

I’ve been trying these out in my work shoes and trainers and have definitely felt a different level of comfort to anything I’ve worn before. Shoes aren’t always the comfiest creation especially when lots of ladies like to wear gorgeous shoes that cripple their feet. These insoles have a cushioned section in the arch that provides a good level of support and comfort when you’re out and about or stood on your feet for a period of time. In my job I’m office based but regularly find myself moving about to meetings etc so these have been a lifesaver at seeing me through my last trimester. I have 9 weeks to go and these will stick with me no doubt until she is here and even beyond if I can’t bear to part with them.

If you have long-suffering feet and are pregnant then I would definitely recommend these to help you relieve some of that pressure.

Laura x

*These items were sent to me in exchange for an open and honest review, no payment has been received and all thoughts and content are my own*

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