induced labour

business man at airport

Inducing labour for convenience: a good idea?

Induced labour is not a new medical practice and when there are complications during the later stages of pregnancy it is often the best option for the health of both the mother and her baby. However, over the last decade inducing labour has become more common, though not for medical reasons, but as a matter […]

baby breastfeeding

Oxytocin

Oxytocin is another important hormone and though it is what causes those painful contractions during labour, you wouldn’t be able to hold your gorgeous baby without it. Oxytocin has an important role in conception, labour and breastfeeding. In conception, oxytocin is the hormone that is responsible for your sexual arousal and of course if you […]

PROM

Premature rupture of the membranes, better known as PROM, is a condition in which your water breaks after 37 weeks of pregnancy, but labour does not begin for at least another hour. The membranes which rupture are the amniotic sac and its chorion, the same two membranes that normally rupture with the onset of labour. […]

Skip to toolbar