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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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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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