Pain relief medication interferes with the neuro-endocrine systems of mother and baby during labour and birth. While the short term impacts may be negligable, no research has yet been undertaken on the long term effects.
I will be holding a Natural Birth Preparation Workshop at my cottage in Scarborough from 10am – 5pm on Sunday the 20th of May 2012. Due to the intimate (and beautiful) location of this workshop
Ane’ wanted to be allowed to walk around, and to eat and drink during labour, She did not want her baby to be separated from her after birth and wanted to experience the the labour and the birth without pain relief.
The foetus ejection reflex is a term rescued from obscurity in the work of biologist Niles Newton by Dr Michel Odent. It refers to the reflex that mice and all animals have when they give birth to their offspring in a secluded environment. Mammals need to release a flow of hormones, particularly oxytocin, to initiate …
Natural Birth is an involuntary physiological process that occurs when labour commences, progresses and culminates in the expulsion of a baby from a mother’s womb.
The Natural Birth Workshop October 2011 was a day filled with the physiology of labour as we worked our way through various activities and exercises to prepare for the birthing process.
An account of how Saba Douglas-Hamilton gave birth to her twins naturally according to her birth plan. When a mother is carrying twins, it is possible to give birth to twins naturally, without harm to either the mother, or the twins.