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Labour & birth hormones – Oxytocin

Oxytocin is the most important hormone when it comes to giving birth, it is what makes your uterus contract. When your baby is ready to be born, he or she will send a message to your brain to tell it to start producing oxytocin, which...

Labour and birth hormones – Adrenaline

Adrenaline is quite often considered to be unhelpful, not only when it comes to birth, but life in general – it normally makes us think about that fight/flight/freeze response when we’re scared, stressed or panicked. Adrenaline is unhelpful during the first stage of labour, however...