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.