Childbirth Connection Report: Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing
Childbirth Connection has released a report, Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing: Evidence and Implications for Women, Babies and Maternity Care. The unprecedented synthesis of scientific research on how hormone
systems function from late pregnancy through the early postpartum period
concludes that commonly used maternity interventions — such as labor
induction, epidural analgesia, and cesarean section — can disturb
hormonal processes and interfere with the benefits they offer. Learn more about this groundbreaking report.