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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 / Published in Labour, Labour & Birth
The hormone that drives the rhythm of labour and birth is known as the “Love Hormone” and the great news is that it is released when we hug one another! The “Love Hormone” is produced in the posterior pituitary gland and is a peptide of 9 amino acids with a hexagonal shaped molecule the same
Tuesday, 16 May 2017 / Published in Pregnancy, Uncategorized
Feeling a little sick in the mornings? Try our tips to reduce morning sickness About half of “mums-to-be” experience feeling nauseous, particularly in the mornings. This is due to three main reasons: Hormonal changes Low blood sugar Sensitivity to environmental factors In most cases, as the hormone circus starts to stabilize and settle down at
Tuesday, 16 May 2017 / Published in Labour, Labour & Birth, Midwife
Change is the one constant in this universe and as signs of summer are all around us we see evidence of this. As a midwife supporting a small caseload of pregnant women I am privileged to support them during a period of profound change in their lives. The internal hormonal shifts begin immediately when you
Tuesday, 16 May 2017 / Published in Labour, Labour & Birth
Almost all modern women acquire a due date early in pregnancy and understand that this date signifies an optimum time frame during which human pregnancy should end. However researchers have challenged received wisdom around the notion of the average length of pregnancy (Mittendorf et al1990, 1993, Mittendorf & Williams 1991, van der Kooy 1994), Other
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