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POLL: Has a sixth sense ever saved you from a disaster?

Has a sixth sense ever saved you from a disaster? Have you ever had a gut feeling or a voice in your head that proved to be right?

Whether it was avoiding a certain place or cancelling plans because of a bad, instinctive feeling - we want to hear your story.

Vote in our online poll.

POLL: Have you ever been in an abusive relationship with a friend?

Your friends are the people who you're supposed to turn to during hard times, trust with your secrets and support you with your life choices.

But sometimes, a friendship that may seem perfect on the outside, can actually turn out to be toxic, with emotional abuse and judgmental behaviour disguised as, 'looking out for you'.

Have you ever felt that you've been in a controlling friendship that you needed to get out of?

POLL: Do you obsess about how many hours sleep you’re getting?

We all know that sleep deprivation can play havoc with our daily lives, leading to irritability, clumsiness and many other symptoms.

But how much sleep do we really need?

We often hear that eight hours of sleep is ideal. But some experts say that there is no evidence to suggest we actually need this much shut-eye.

Do you obsess about how many hours of sleep you’re getting? Do you have any tips for beating insomnia? How many hours sleep do you think is enough?

Postnatal depression helplines

POSTNATAL DEPRESSION HELPLINES AND ADVICE

Postnatal depression affects one in 10 mums within a year of giving birth.

What is post-natal depression?
Post-natal depression is a type of depression that many parents experience after having a baby. The latest research suggests it affects as many as one in ten women within a year of giving birth. It can also affect fathers and partners, however this is a fairly rare occurrence.
With the right support and help, including self help strategies and therapies, most women will make a full recovery, but it is advised that anyone with symptoms seek medical advice as soon as possible.

What are the symptoms of PND?
Don't confuse a common bout of baby blues with something as serious as depression! It's common to feel low, tearful and anxious in the days after giving birth but those feelings should subside within a couple of weeks.

If your feelings persist for any longer than two weeks, speak to your GP or health visitor.
- a persistent feeling of sadness and low mood
- lack of enjoyment and loss of interest in the wider world
- lack of energy and feeling tired all the time
- trouble sleeping at night and feeling sleepy during the day
- difficulty bonding with your baby
- withdrawing from contact with other people
- problems concentrating and making decisions
- frightening thoughts – for example, about hurting your babyWho is affected?

Any woman can be affected by post natal depression. Latest studies reveal that 1 in 25 men will also suffer from paternal post natal depression

Getting help for PND
Don't suffer in silence! Talk to someone, a friend, a family member or medical professional, about how you're feeling
Contact your GP or health visitor - a range of help and support is available
Don't struggle alone hoping that the problem will go away
Remember that PND is an illness that can affect anyone and it's not your fault!
Your baby will not be taken away - being depressed does not mean you're a bad mother
Depression does not mean you are going mad
The earlier you seek treatment the quicker you will recover

Treatments for post-natal depression
Self help: things you can try yourself include - talking to your family and friends about your feelings and what they can do to help; making time for yourself to do things you enjoy; resting whenever you get the chance and getting as much sleep as you can at night; exercising regularly; eating a healthy diet.

Psychological therapy: your GP may be able to recommend a self-help course, or may refer you for a course of therapy, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) Antidepressants – these may be recommended if your depression is more severe or other treatments haven't helped; your doctor can prescribe a medicine that's safe to take while breastfeeding.

What causes post-natal depression?
The cause of post-natal depression isn't entirely clear but factors include:
History of mental health problems
History of mental health problems during pregnancy
Poor relationship with your partner
A lack of support
A recent stressful life event, including bereavement
If you have been affected by the issues discussed, there are people around to help, so don't hesitate to reach out.

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POLL: Who do you think should be our next King?

The royal line of succession is a hotly debated topic and some polls have shown Brits favour the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge above Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles.

Do you find Will and Kate more relatable and relevant? Or do you think royal protocol should be followed and Charles should be our next King? 👑

Vote in our online poll.

POLL: Do health warnings make you change your lifestyle?

According to a U.S. study, women who switched to poultry from beef, lamb or pork were 28 per cent less likely to get breast tumours.

Researcher Dr Dale Sandler explained: ‘Our study does provide evidence that substituting poultry for red meat may be a simple change that can help reduce the incidence of breast cancer.’

Do you pay attention to health warnings? Do they make you change your lifestyle? Have your say in our online poll.