Reclaim your power: inspiration and reflections for pregnancy, childbirth and beyond

Shhh Do Not Disturb: The hormones of birth

May 29, 2021 Fungisai Gwanzura Ottemöller Season 1 Episode 5
Reclaim your power: inspiration and reflections for pregnancy, childbirth and beyond
Shhh Do Not Disturb: The hormones of birth
Show Notes

We are often unaware of the processes happening in our bodies during pregnancy and birth, and beyond. Is it important that we have some understanding of the work our bodies do during this process. Could increasing our awareness lead us to make more informed choices and decisions to better nurture and protect ourselves and our babies, to help us understand how to have a gentle birth? Yes. In this episode I reflect on an important but often  little known aspect of pregnancy and birth - the role of hormones, and the impact  that unnecessary medical interventions have on our hormones and on our birthing experiences.

Podcast artwork: Photo by Kumaran Pondicherry Photography; Styling by Become