Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Hormones of Natural Birth

On this episode of Bellycast, we take a look at the hormones involved in birth. What hormones are involved in labor and birth and how can we enhance our birth experience by encouraging these hormones to work for us? Do these hormones benefit the baby also? Listen and learn why choosing to have a natural birth may be your best bet for a better and safer birth for you and your baby.

Links for more information:
Dr. Sarah Buckley's 'Ecstatic Birth'
Birthsource article on hormones
Collection of articles on Gentlebirth

Natural methods of coping for childbirth:
The Bradley Method
Lamaze Method
The Pink Kit
Birthing From Within
Birthing Naturally

Listen to today's podcast