Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing
w/ Sarah J. Bukley
Double lecture and a whole-day workshop Feb 2018
Double lecture in Metropol, Copenhagen Feb 20 and a whole-day workshop in downtown Copenhagen Feb 21 2018
The titles of the double lectures:
“Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing: Endogenous oxytocin systems in the perinatal period”
“The impact of maternity-care interventions on endogenous oxytocin systems for mother and baby”
The four important hormone systems active in labour and birth — oxytocin, beta-endorphins, adrenaline/noradrenaline and prolactin– and how they act to enhance ease, pleasure and safety for mother and baby.
Investigation of the possible impacts of common maternity-care interventions on these delicate hormonal systems, incluidng the effects of induction, caesareans and epidurals, and the possible consequences for mothers and babies. How to optimise hormonal physiology and fill the “hormonal gaps,” when interventions are required.
The magic hour after birth, and Mother Nature’s superb design continues after birth, optimising life-long health and wellbeing for mother and baby by optimising breastfeeding and attachment, including information about the process and benefits of the newborn placental transfusion.