Oxytocin

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Oxytocin

  1. 1. OXYTOCIN<br />HORMONE OF ‘LOVE’<br />
  2. 2. LABOUR & BREASTFEEDING<br />Oxytocin, is a hormone essential during labour and breastfeeding<br />Responsible for uterine contractions during labour<br />Critical for milk ejection<br />
  3. 3. OTHER FUNCTIONS<br />causes genital contractions during an orgasm.<br />Contributes to social bonding between lovers, friends & colleagues<br />Oxytocin release in new fathers assits bonding with baby<br />Anti stress hormone, reduces blood pressure<br />
  4. 4. INCREASING OXYTOCIN<br />LIGHT TOUCH<br />SUCKING<br />FOOD INTAKE<br />WARMTH<br />LIGHT PRESSURE<br />MASSAGE-LIKE STROKING<br />SEXUAL STIMULATION<br />CALM & SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT<br />
  5. 5. Causes of decreasing oxytocin<br />Caesarean Section <br /> Delayed skin to skin<br /> Increased pain & stress in the mother<br />Epidural <br />
  6. 6. Baby making & baby birthing: The connection<br />Do bright artificial lights help oxytocin release and help to achieve orgasm?<br /> Do you think bright artificial light help or hinder oxytocin production during labour?<br />Baby making requires subtle, seductive lighting why should birthing be different?<br />
  7. 7. Environment<br /> Would you prefer baby making occurs in privacy between two people or<br />In sterile place amongst lots of strange people and faces?<br />Why should birthing be different?<br />
  8. 8. Noise & stimulation<br />Do you prefer to be cheered on, yelled at, shouted at to get on with it to reach orgasm or<br />Do you prefer to follow your own body, how it feels and in your own time?<br />Why should birthing be any different?<br />
  9. 9. Position<br />Do you want someone to tell you that you must always assume the missionary position for your baby making OR<br />Do you prefer to follow whatever your body wants to do?<br />Why should birthing be any different?<br />
  10. 10. REFERENCES<br />http://www.richardhill.com.au/oxytocin.pdf<br />

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