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just a few thoughts about oxytocin

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