Boost Oxytocin for a Natural Birth
Mark is registered as a midwife and nurse. He is an author, podcaster, speaker and general good guy who loves people! Mark travels around the country teaching men, and same sex partners, about the importance of their role in pregnancy and birth.
“The choices I have made in my professional life have been shaped by this gregarious inclination. I have trained and worked as a Nurse, Midwife, Teacher in Further Education, hypnotherapist, NLP trainer, out reach youth worker. I still work as a Midwife offering a birth education through a programme called, Birthing For Blokes (@Birthing4Blokes), work and play often merge for me.”
In the episode
In the second episode, we discuss the importance of oxytocin, the hormone of love, and how your birth partner can make this hormone as plentiful as possible! He provides ways in which your partner can make deposits into the oxytocin bank, so it’s definitely one to listen to together one quiet evening! We also discuss the importance of evidence within decision making, but also the limitations of evidence based care too.
Resources: Episode 003
Paul Ekman – “Emotions Revealed: Understanding Faces and Feelings”
Cordelia Fine – “Delusions of Gender: The Real Science Behind Sex Differences”
Mark Harris – “Men, Love & Birth”