Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Your body, your baby, the Hormonal Orchestration

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During one of my presentations, "The Hormonal Orchestration of Birth" I reference the Fight or Flight Hormones (catecholamines/adrenaline) and Ina May Gaskin's work on sphincters. Professionals get it.  Now, in childbirth classes, I ask the support partners if they could have a bowel movement in the middle of Times Square on New Year's Eve?  The answer is "NO". 

This video is a great illustration!

1 comment:

TinaMarie said...

That is exactly how I felt!!! I kept closing my eyes to try and stop what felt like the "The Hurry Up and Have your Baby" show! After hours of this, I wound up having an emergency c-section. :(