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How an orange can reduce your pain and anxiety levels in labour.

How can an orange reduce your pain and anxiety levels in labour? It was a statement that grabbed my attention from Hypnobirthing teacher, student midwife and mum of one Megan aka @positivelybirthing. Megan's post shared how research has shown that the use of aromatherapy and essential oils can actually alter the sensations you feel during labour. In several trials it was shown to reduce a mother’s perception of pain and anxiety, and in some cases reduce the overall length of labour and bring down raised blood pressure. Here are Megan's top tips on what you need to know to get you aromatherapy ready...

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THE PANDA BEAR EDIT: Essential things to buy your baby before they arrive: Part 2

Following on from last week's blog which covered the essentials to create a little magic in motion, the bathtime basics and what to consider to support you on your feeding journey, this week's Panda Bear Edit is all about the newborn essentils for sleeping, changing and the all important outfit decisions...

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THE PANDA BEAR EDIT: Essential items to buy before your baby arrives Part 1

It can be overwhelming as to what you actually need when preparing for your little one to arrive into the world. On the realisation that the cost of a pram alone could fund a fabulous weekend on foreign shores, it didn't take long to work out what was indispensable and what was just a 'nice to have' when I had my daughter. 

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10 things you may not know about your newborn's eyesight

We don’t need to be told how amazing our little ones are when they come into the world. That incredible feeling that comes from watching them become aware of and react to the world around them making up for the sleepless nights and endless nappy changes. Yet what is going on behind the scenes is just as incredible, their internal connections firing away, setting them up for life. Read on for 10 facts about how your little one sees the world around them...

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