Recent Posts by Dr Sarah J Buckley

Hormones In Labour & Birth – How Your Body Helps You

If you find yourself needing affirmation or extra confidence that you can birth normally, you must read this incredible article by Dr. Sarah Buckley. Sarah tells of the four major hormonal systems that are active and supporting you during labour and birth – oxytocin, the hormone of love; endorphins, hormones of pleasure and transcendence; adrenaline and noradrenaline, hormones of excitement; and prolactin, the mothering hormone. Read More

Babies and Sleep: The Benefits of Cosleeping

Could you get more sleep by cosleeping with your baby? Read about the benefits of cosleeping. Read More

Prenatal Testing & Screening – What You Need To Know

Close to 100 per cent of pregnant women choose to have an ultrasound to check for major physical abnormalities at 18 to 20 weeks, which is the most common and most obvious form of prenatal diagnosis. Read More

The Third Stage of Labour – Benefits Of A Natural Third Stage

Labour doesn’t end with the birth of your baby, but the third stage, or, the birth of the placenta. The management of this stage of labour has a great deal more importance than you might think and is definitely something to look into for both you and your baby’s health. Read More

Pain in Labour: How Your Hormones Are Your Helpers

Researchers such as French surgeon and natural birth pioneer Michel Odent believe that if we can be more respectful of our mammalian roots, and the hormones that we share, we can have more chance of a straightforward birth ourselves. Read More

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