Better informed is better prepared. Partners are often unsure of their role when it comes to preparing for childbirth and how they can help. I am often asked how men can prepare in order to support at the birth,
You might think it is odd that I have called this blog “silence” when most people’s idea of birth is anything but silent. However I am are here to introduce you to a wonderful hormone called Oxytocin. It is produced by the pituitary gland and it is the driving force behind natural birth.
I have only been working for the UK Birth Centres for a few months but have been a midwife for well over 25 years and in that time I have realised that in Britain we have to overcome many social phobias that stand in the way of breast feeding being successful.