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Did you know that certain circumstances can release hormones that can cause your labour to stall? ⁣ These are hormones that are responsible for our built in fight-or-flight response. ⁣ ⁣ The hormones adrenaline and noradrenaline are part of the group of hormones known as catecholamines (CAs) and together they stimulate the sympathetic nervous system for fight or flight.⁣ ⁣ They are produced by your body in response to stressors such as: ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 😱 Fear ⁣ 🍔 Hunger/dehydration 💡Bright and noisy environment 🤕 Pain 💢 Too many people interfering 🥶 Cold temperatures ⁣ During labour, your CA levels slowly and gradually rise, peaking around transition (around 7-10cm), which explains the overwhelming and panicked feeling experienced during transition. ⁣this can sometimes result in a little respite from contractions as we approach second stage. ⁣ But high adrenaline levels in early labour, which reflect activation of the woman's fight-or-flight system in response to her perception of fear have been shown to interfere with contractions. ⁣ ⁣ This interference can slow or even stop labour. Noradrenaline also acts to reduce blood flow to the uterus and placenta and therefore to the baby.⁣ ⁣ So this is why protecting your birth environment is so important. A quiet, dimly lit room, with minimal interruption and interference is crucial to avoiding the CAs being released at the wrong time and impacting your birth experience! Keep that fight-or-flight surge for the time you need it most!⁣ #thefitmidwife #midwife #studentmidwife #obgyn #doula #labour #birth #prenatal #postnatal #birthenvironment #adrenaline #calmbirth
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N O W W H A T ? • you read the books, you did the classes, you gave birth, you came home. Now what? If there is one thing I’ve learned about parenthood is that no one can prepare you. I often was told, “you’re a midwife, you’ll sail through it! You know what you’re doing!” - how wrong they were. Keep going Mama, you’ll make mistakes, you’ll cry, you might scream silently into a scrunched up muslin. I’m not telling you to cherish every moment - but in a blink of an eye, these difficult days will be a distant memory and you’ll be onto new challenges and good days too. Happy Monday - you’ve got this! 📸 @angeladonnithorne . . . #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #maternalmentalhealth #perinatalmentalhealth #perinatalpositivity #pregnancy #birth #pnd #anxiety #anxietyawareness #anxietyinpregnancy #depressionawareness #depressioninpregnancy #antenatal #prenatal #postnatal #postpartum #newmum #mumsmentalhealth #dadsmentalhealth #maternalocd #birthfear #birthtrauma
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The journey of entering 𝚖𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚑𝚘𝚘𝚍 🧡 . I have always had a passion for children, my career for the last 6 years has been working with children and families. Becoming a mother and starting my own family is a whole other feeling of happiness and fulfillment, simply a dream come true ✨ . . . #newborn #tillyrosslyn #babygirl #postpartum #postpartumbody #postpartumjourney #girlmama #girldad #newbornbaby #motherhoodjourney #motherhood #mamablog #mamablogger #mom ##earthside #birth #babylove #newborngirl
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Már e-könyvben is kapható! Ina May Gaskin, a világ legismertebb hivatásos bábája a hetvenes évek elején alapította meg férjével és kétszázötven társával a modern bábaság bölcsőjének számító legendás, Tennessee állambeli Farmot. A ma is nagyrészt önellátó gazdálkodást folytató közösséget bábaközpontja tette világhírűvé, ahová ma már külföldről is érkeznek nők, hogy gyermeküket művi beavatkozás nélkül, támogató környezetben hozzák világra. A könyvben az anyák által elmesélt szüléstörténeteket a szerző kommentárjai követik, amelyek laikusok és szakemberek számára is nélkülözhetetlen gyakorlati útmutatóvá és lebilincselő olvasmánnyá teszik a kötetet. Felkeltette az érdeklődésedet? Itt rendelheted meg: https://bit.ly/3kKaILN #szülés #birth #olvassmindennap #mik
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Are expectations getting in the way of connecting with baby? . Have you heard stories of the connection other women have cultivated with their babies while pregnant? The dreams, the insights, the movements in response to touch or sound? . Have you been wondering why you haven’t had anything like that and are struggling with what that means? . There is so much potential in connecting with bub but we can sometimes expect it to look a certain way and miss what is available to you and your baby. . Sometimes the pressure to feel a certain thing is enough to cloud and block any intuitive, emotional or physical connection with baby. . Could you clear any expectation or preconceived idea about what connecting with baby might look and feel like and just sit with the intention to spend some time with yourself and baby and see what arises? . I have found this practice of just being with baby so powerful. Releasing fear and expectations and instead surrendering to the beauty of this journey we are on together. Sometimes I feel so connected to baby, other times I feel so intimately connected to myself without such a strong awareness of baby and other times it’s just stillness. . It’s all perfect! . #birth #pregnant #pregnancy #baby #bub #yoga #yogateacher #doula #doulasupport #birthdoula #mumtobe
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NIEUW! MAMA INTERVIEW | Lindsey (32) is op dit moment zwanger van haar tweede kindje 💖 Ze is werkzaam als jurist en blogger van @mamasuperdun Dit bezige bijtje is lekker druk, maar omdat ze alles leuk vind wat ze doet, gaat het haar gemakkelijk af. “De ontwikkeling die ik zelf heb doorgemaakt sinds ik moeder ben geworden is niet altijd makkelijk geweest, maar heeft mij wel gemaakt tot wie ik nu ben.” Wat zou je zeggen tegen aanstaande moeders die nog gaan bevallen? “Probeer je niet te veel vast te houden aan een ideaalbeeld of plan in je hoofd. Een bevalling is niet te plannen! Je mag natuurlijk wel je wensen hebben. De natuur gaat z’n gang en je baby komt vanzelf. Ik had helemaal het plan om rustig aan naar het ziekenhuis te gaan, maar vervolgens had ik ineens 10 cm ontsluiting. Nou toen wilde ik echt niet meer naar het ziekenhuis. En de beste tip…blijven ademen!! De ademhalingsoefeningen die ik heb geleerd bij de live online zwangerschapsyoga lessen hebben me enorm geholpen!” Meer lezen? Link in bio 🧡
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Bhagat Singh, one of the greatest revolutionaries and freedom fighters was born on 28 September 1907. Bhagat Singh became a part of Indian independence movement at a very young age. . . . . #birth #anniversary #legendary #freedom #fighter #Shaheed #Bhagat #Singh
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