✨ BIRTH ENVIRONMENT ✨ Why the twinkly lights and low lighting? When your body starts to surge/contract it will be releasing a hormone called oxytocin (also known as the love 💗 hormone). It’s a shy hormone and is produced more when we are feeling relaxed, safe and loved. Cue twinkly lights, cosy rooms, warm water and massage.
✨Oxytocin is also boosted when we produce melatonin, a hormone we release when we are in darker places, at nighttime and when we feel safe.
✨When we feel scared, watched, uncomfortable, unsafe, worried we produce a hormone called adrenaline, which is designed to flood our arms and legs with blood and energy so that we can fight, flight (run) or freeze (and not be seen) and diverts the blood away from our uterus and makes the muscles in our body tense up.
✨All really unhelpful responses when we’re trying to have a baby!
✨If we produce adrenaline our bodies will slow down and stop our production of oxytocin, as it’s sensing danger and getting ready to respond. Therefore slowing down our surges.
✨We also produce our own pain relieving hormones called endorphins, which are boosted by oxytocin 💗 so the less oxytocin, the less endorphins.
✨So you see it’s not just about creating a beautiful space for you to birth in, which is important too but also about how it will make you feel. We want you to feel safe, relaxed, comfortable and unobserved, to get that oxytocin flowing.
✨There is so much you can do to make your birthing space, whether at home or in a hospital, a more welcoming, relaxed and comfortable environment.
✨Any suggestions on how to make your space your own, whether you’re at home, hospital or birth centre? 👇👇👇
Read our blog for more info - https://www.all4birth.com/how-to-relax-in-your-birth-environment/ click the link 4you in our bio 💜
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