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Antenatal education: why is it important?

The pregnancy and perinatal period is one of immense change for a woman as she gets to grips with becoming a mother, both physically and emotionally. In many regards, particularly for first-time mothers, pregnancy is a threshold which separates the known world from one that will be radically different. In this context, emotional balance is… Continue reading Antenatal education: why is it important?

Synthetic oxytocin& the effect on mothers’ mental health

I have a bit of a love affair with oxytocin (aka the love hormone - pun intentional!). For that positive labour experience that birthing mothers are looking for it's vital to keep her body producing good quantities of this hormone to help her birth baby as efficiently as possible. Bursts of it are produced when… Continue reading Synthetic oxytocin& the effect on mothers’ mental health