Inicio » Temas Publicaciones: labour

Temas Publicaciones: labour

Hypnobirthing classes

Hypnobirthing classes use the Mongon Method, which is a unique method of relaxed, natural, childbirth education that is enhanced by a self-hypnosis technique. Many women prefer to try hypnobirthing, as it encourages childbirth without the need of pain relief medication. Hypnobirth can relax you during labourFree image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net Hyponobirthing professionals believe that labour does not have to be ... Leer Más »

Complications of gestational diabetes

If you suffer from gestational diabetes both you and your baby are at risk for certain complications during and after pregnancy. However, once effective treatment procedures are followed you can significantly reduce your risksfor these conditions. Are you treating your gestational diabetes? Mother’s Health Risks: Difficult delivery Increased risk of type 2 diabetes post-pregnancy or in later life C-section delivery ... Leer Más »

ICEA classes

The International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) is an organisation that supports health care workers who encorage your freedom of choice by providing you with information about every possible aspect of your pregnancy, including labour and birth. The goals of the ICEA To provide quality educational resources To provide training and consistent educational programs To provide professional certification programs. What will ... Leer Más »

Lamaze classes

What are lamaze classes? Lamaze is a non-profit organisation that promotes a natural, healthy and the safe approach to a woman’s pregnancy, labour and early parenting. The classes will help guide you through the stages of labour and the choices that you may need to make at the time. The lamaze organisation works closely with professionals, families and health care ... Leer Más »

What type of classes are available?

If you have decided to attend childbirth classes, you may be overwhelmed with the variety of different classes that are curently available. We are here to help you and guide you so that you can make the best decision for you. Below you can see a list of the different childbirth classes currently available: Lamaze ICEA classes Bradley Method Hypnobirthing ... Leer Más »

Endorphins

Endorphins will probably be your favourite hormones, especially when the time for labour and birth arrives. Endorphins are so well liked that they have been named your body’s happy hormones. When your body is under stress, your pituitary gland and hypothalamus secrete endorphins in order to help you relax. Endorphins help you bond with your newbornFree image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net ... Leer Más »

Cortisol

Pregnancy puts your body under a lot of stress which increases your cortisol levels Cortisol, also known as hydrocortisone, is a glucocorticoid or adrenal hormone which has an integral role in your pregnancy. Cortisol, like ACTH, is a stress hormone your body produces in reaction to none other than stress. Cortisol is always present in your body and steadily increases ... Leer Más »

Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)

Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), also called corticotropin, is a pregnancy hormone secreted by the pituitary gland, like most of your other pregnancy hormones. It is usually produced as a reaction to stress and if we’re being honest pregnancy can be a bit stressful for your body, but it’s worth it! If ACTH has given you swollen feet, get your partner to ... Leer Más »

Why should you go to childbirth classes?

Learn about childbirthFree image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net You may be wondering why you should participate in childbirth classes with your partner when there is so much information available in books and online explaining the entire process of labour and birth. However, there are many pros to these classes, every pregnant woman is eligible to participate in them and most of ... Leer Más »

Vasopressin

Vasopressin is a hormone that is very similar in both structure and function to oxytocin. It is released from the pituitary gland and does not increase until your third trimester of pregnancy. Vasopressin is an important hormone in the regulation of your contractions during labour and birth. As your labour progresses, your contractions will become stronger and more frequent, you ... Leer Más »