Episiotomy – Seperation

An episiotomy (a cut into the perineum – the muscles surrounding the vagina and anus) will reduce its ability to stretch which further stimulates Oxytocin production.

Oxytocin production is absent if mum and baby are separated at birth.

So for those of you who have had a baby … I always ask my families who are having a second baby – what would you do differently this time especially if the choices were actually taken away previously … ?

This information is to help you understand the physiology of birth and, to appreciate how, left to do things on its own terms, how your body will do as it needs to.
It is so important to remember that whatever the circumstances of your baby’s birth, what you learn is going to help you to have a positive birth experience.