Completely surround yourself with LOVE in labour. The people, the place, the things.. they're all so important 😍
Oxytocin is known as the ‘love’ hormone, or the cuddling hormone and in labour it's in charge of the regularity, intensity, frequency and maintaining of your surges. We absolutely couldn't give birth without it! To produce oxytocin we need to feel safe, relaxed and unobserved.. and there's so much we can do in labour to help us feel these things!
This video has some beautiful ideas- physical contact, cuddles, kisses, a team around you that you know and love (and who know and love you right back!), A familiar environment, songs or music you love, deep breathing, freedom to move and follow your instincts.. and you can turn whatever environment you need or choose to be in to give birth into this kind of birth space! 🥰
What steps have you taken so far to help ensure the oxytocin FLOWS when your in labour? Who's on your birth team? Share your tips with us below, there might be something others haven't thought of!
My bonus tip comes from an amazing couple I worked with last year, who, on arrival to the hospital in labour in the middle of the night, found a bench outside the hospital, and stopped for a moment for a kiss and a cuddle, and appreciated the last time they were outside as a couple of two, the next time they saw the sky, they would be a family of three! Little private moments in labour like this can be enough to let your hormones settle, your mind to stay in a calm place and might just be the highlights of your birth experience 🥰 .
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