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Hormones during labour

Updated: Sep 24, 2019

The hormones you produce in labour are the difference between a comfortable and a challenging birth . Oxytocin is stimulated by love, hugs, touch, dim lights, privacy and is responsible for contracting muscles. If oxytocin isn’t present, the birth process can be more challenging . Adrenaline can counteract the effect of oxytocin and it can slow down labour. This is why particularly in first timers, midwives encourage couples to stay at home for as long as possible . There are lots more hormones that play a part in the labour process. Link in bio for more details on the courses I do. Feel free to reach out for a free consultation

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