As you prepare for the birth of your baby, it is important to be aware of the impact that our choices during labor can have on the birth process. One key factor to consider is the role of fight-or-flight hormones, such as adrenaline, in the body. These hormones can be released during labor in response to feelings of fear, stress, or anxiety, and can have a significant impact on the progress of labor.
When these hormones are released, they can slow down or even stop contractions, which can lead to the need for more interventions during the birth process. Additionally, the release of these hormones can also cause stress for your baby, which can have negative effects on their health and wellbeing. Here are a few ways labor can stop progressing.
To help promote the release of oxytocin, the hormone that is responsible for the contractions of labor and the bonding between mother and baby, there are several things you can do. Here are a few ideas to consider:
By being aware of the impact that our choices during labor can have on the release of oxytocin, you can take steps to promote a smoother and more comfortable birth experience for both you and your baby.