Undisturbed Birth: The Science and Wisdom
Dr Buckley’s Lectures on DVD
How doesMother Nature’s superb design enhance safety, ease and pleasure in labour and birth?
How can we maximise this superb design to benefit mothers, babies, fathers and families?
What effects might maternity care interventions have on this delicate hormonal orchestration?
- How can we support mothers and newborns in the hour after birth, and promote lifelong wellbeing?
Discover the science and wisdom of gentle, natural birth in this 2-DVD set exploring the “Ecstatic Hormones of Undisturbed Birth” and their crucial role in birth, breastfeeding and bonding.
Discover our evolutionary blueprint, and how birth among all mammals is designed to optimise reproductive success, including success with breastfeeding (lactation) and mother-baby attachment.
Oxytocin, the hormone of love, calm and connection
Beta-endorphins, hormones of pleasure and transcendence, and the body’s natural pain-killers
Adrenaline and noradrenaline (epinephrine and norepinephrine), the excitement hormones that also optimise the baby’s transition to life outside the womb
Prolactin, hormone of tender mothering — and tender fathering too.
Learn how common interventions, including induction with synthetic oxytocin (Pitocin, Syntocinon), epidural pain relief, and caesarean surgery, can interfere with these hormonal processes, and the potential impacts for mothers and babies.
Discover how Mother Nature’s superb design continues during the hour after birth, and how we can support these enormous transitions for mother and baby.
Dr Buckley also discusses the ideal timing for cord clamping and the pros and cons of cord blood banking.
This DVD set is ideal for midwives, nurses, doulas, childbirth educators, obstetricians, and anyone who works with expectant and birthing families. Mothers- and fathers-to-be will also gain a deeper understanding of, and trust in, the natural processes of labour and birth, and learn how to maximise the life-long benefits for themselves and their babies.
Running time: 3 hours
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“Sarah Buckley is precious because she is bilingual. She can speak the language of a mother who gave birth to her four children at home. She can also speak like a medical doctor. By intermingling the language of the heart and the scientific language, she is driving the history of childbirth to a radical and inspiring new direction.”
Michel Odent MD, author, natural birth pioneer