Labor and Delivery. Marcela’s Recipe for Having a Baby: 2 cup Mechanics 2 cups Hormones 3 cup emotional & physical support Mix and Stir with the three stages of labor Time: 8 - 48 hours Makes three: one new mom, one new dad and a brand new baby. Parturition. Birth of the baby
Marcela’s Recipe for Having a Baby:
Peptide hormone created in hypothalmus
Once E:P stimulating contraction, hypothalmus signaled to send oxytocin to posterior pituitary
E and Prostaglandin increase sensitivity of oxytocin receptors
Stimulates uterine contraction and breasts
Administered to stimulate labor as pitocin
Fun Fact: hormone involved in orgasm!!
Release stimulated by estrogen and oxytocin
Also stimulates oxytocin (+ loop)
Promotes uterine contractions
Peptide hormone produced by the corpus luteum
Increases # of oxytocin receptors
This Little Guy is All Tuckered Out
Happy Mom Breastfeeding
If we hope to create
a non-violent world
where respect and kindness
replace fear and hatred
We must begin
with how we treat each other
at the beginning of life.
For that is where
our deepest patterns are set.
From these roots
grow fear and alienation
~or love and trust.
If we want to create a less violent world, we must begin with birth