Congratulations on your pregnancy! We are so glad you’re here, as that tells us that you are actively looking to have a safe & healthy pregnancy and birth!
Oxytocin exists to make a lasting positive impact on the lives of mothers and babies. We want to empower you with accurate and relevant information and offer support to enable you to have the best possible birth experience.
Oxytocin truly believes in the impact that your ‘childbirth experience’ has on you, your baby, your family & society at large. The quality of care & support that a woman receives during pregnancy, labor, birth and immediately after is a vital factor that can strengthen or weaken the mother-child bond and give your baby the best possible start to life! We strive to enable this for you.
I am Neha, a mother of two, a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE), Pro-member of the Evidence Based Birth Academy USA., Birth Doula, Breastfeeding Specialist & Prenatal Yoga practitioner.
My strong belief & passion about gentle natural birth & breastfeeding made me partner with Lamaze International for promoting, supporting and protecting natural, safe and healthy birth. I have also acquired extensive knowledge about the latest & best proven maternity care practices with my continuing studies at the The Evidence Based Birth Academy US. And above all, my personal journey of birthing & breastfeeding my two kids through various highs and lows, clubbed with my studies in this field have made me an advocate and expert who is very enthusiastic to help & support as many expecting parents to have a positive birth experience.
Often referred to as "the hormone of love", Oxytocin holds immense sway over the way we feel when we make love, how we give birth, how successful we are at breastfeeding and how we connect to our newborn babies. Oxytocin also triggers and regulates contractions during labor and birth and enables milk to be let down during breastfeeding. Oxytocin levels continue to surge even after birth so as to help the uterus squeeze down, stop bleeding and expel the placenta & membranes. It also makes the mother feel a bust of affection & attachment towards her new baby who infact is herself all wide-eyed, alert and calm thanks to the oxytocin in her system. It helps build that feeling of unconditional love that a mother has for her child. Oxytocin may in fact be an important influence on who we become later in life. Messing with it could be messing with the very blueprint of life!
Oxytocin, along with its other hormone friends, is most sacred for any birthing woman and all you need to do to have the best possible safe and healthy birth for you and your baby is to simply let Oxytocin do its job!