Oxytocin

Oxytocin

In this book Dr. Uvnäs-Moberg describes how oxytocin helps mothers access an inborn female competence that helps them transition to motherhood and give birth more easily, feel better after birth, breastfeed with fewer problems, and ...

Author: Kerstin Uvnas-Moberg

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ISBN: 1939807808

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What role does oxytocin play in the many changes that occur during pregnancy and breastfeeding designed to make mothers better mothers? How does birth, breastfeeding, and skin-to-skin contact affect oxytocin release? How do birth interventions--epidurals, Cesarean sections, oxytocin infusions, and medications--impact oxytocin release? And how does oxytocin release (or lack of) impact the mother and baby? After many years of researching oxytocin, author, physician, and researcher Dr. Kerstin Uvnas-Moberg presents compelling scientific data that demonstrates the important role oxytocin plays in motherhood. In this book Dr. Uvnas-Moberg describes how oxytocin helps mothers access an inborn female competence that helps them transition to motherhood and give birth more easily, feel better after birth, breastfeed with fewer problems, and establish a good connection with their children. She also explains the impact oxytocin release has on infants--helping them become better at handling stressful situations and impacting their future health. This book provides scientific data to demonstrate that oxytocin plays an important role far beyond stimulation of uterine contractions during birth and milk ejection during breastfeeding, including the following: Oxytocin is a signaling substance in the brain that when released during birth, skin-to-skin contact, and breastfeeding induces important physiological and psychological adaptations in the mother and infant. The way we give birth, handle, feed, and interact with our infants may influence the release of oxytocin and the development of the both short-term and long-term oxytocin-linked effects in both mothers and infants. Medical interventions during birth may influence the release of oxytocin and the development of the oxytocin-linked effects. Anyone working with pregnant and breastfeeding mothers will find this book enlightening and thought-provoking. It will give you evidenced-based information to change practices to protect oxytocin release during birth and in the postpartum period and to better inform new mothers about the role oxytocin plays in pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding; the importance of natural birth, skin-to-skin contact, and breastfeeding; and the impact of birth interventions."
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Why Oxytocin Matters

Why Oxytocin Matters

Review. Sjögren B, Widström AM, Edman G, Uvnäs Moberg K. 'Changes in
personality pattern during the first pregnancy and lactation.' J Psychosom ...
Uvnäs Moberg K. Oxytocin, the biological guide to motherhood. Praeclarus Press
, 2015.

Author: Kerstin Uvnäs Moberg

Publisher: Pinter & Martin Ltd

ISBN: 9781780666082

Category: Health & Fitness

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Oxytocin, or 'the hormone of health and life', is a hugely important substance for pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding working in a woman's body and brain to make changes during pregnancy, optimise labour, increase milk production and support bonding. Research has shown that we can encourage the body's oxytocin system by supporting mothers wellbeing through birth practices and postnatal care. We also now know that oxytocin is present in everyone, of any age, directing a whole system of effects that have consequences for family life, including bonding, stress reduction and social interaction. In Why Oxytocin Matters Kerstin Uvnäs Moberg, a leading oxytocin researcher, shows how a better understanding of our biology can be immensely helpful for new parents and those who work to support families.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician

Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician

Biology of the Neonate, 62, 67–68. Spangler, A. K., Randenberg ... Maternal
neuroendocrine serum levels in exclusively breastfeeding mothers.
Breastfeeding Medicine, 10 ... Oxytocin: The biological guide to motherhood.
Plano, TX: Hale ...

Author: Marsha Walker

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 9781284091045

Category: Medical

Page: 700

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Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician: Using the Evidence, Fourth Edition is an essential and practical reference guide for clinicians. Using a research-based approach, it includes literature reviews while covering incidence, etiology, risk factors, prevention, prognosis and implications, interventions, expected outcomes, care plans, and clinical algorithms. With a focus on the practical application of evidence-based knowledge, this reference offers a problem-solving approach to help busy clinicians integrate the latest research into everyday clinical practice. Completely updated and revised, the Fourth Edition includes a new discussion of the vitally important newborn gut microbiome. In addition, it features new and more effective techniques for addressing breastfeeding barriers, new research, and the latest guidelines.
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The Baby Feeding Book

The Baby Feeding Book

Moberg KU (2014) Oxytocin: The Biological Guide to Motherhood. Praeclarus
Press. Kendall-Tackett K (2017) Depression in New Mothers: Causes,
Consequences and Treatment Alternatives (3rd edn). Routledge. CHAPTER 3
Center on the ...

Author: Vanessa Christie

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349423869

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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'I love The Baby Feeding Book's no-nonsense, realistic, empowering and compassionate approach. It's a must-have book for all new parents' Rebecca Schiller, author of The No Guilt Pregnancy Plan From breastfeeding and bottle-feeding to giving solids, this is the only book you will need to feed your baby with confidence and without judgement, in the first year. The Baby Feeding Book is a unique, fascinating and holistic guide into the world of feeding babies and becoming a parent. Packed full of expert information, practical tips and true stories from parents, this book smashes through the myriad of myths and conflicting advice to detail everything any new parent wants to know, in order to help them make their own informed decisions and feed happily and successfully, according to their own goals. Vanessa Christie, international board-certified lactation consultant and mother of three, covers everything from the differences between breast and formula milk, building a confident mindset, being mindful of marketing strategies, boosting emotional wellbeing and understanding why babies behave the way they do. She also navigates the practical sides of feeding, such as how do you find the best breastfeeding position for you? When do you need to sterilise? How do you prevent mastitis? Should you top-up so baby sleeps longer? How do you store breastmilk? How do you choose a bottle? When should you give your baby nuts? And so much more... Sure to be a staple for every new parent, The Baby Feeding Book will be the indispensable and gentle guiding hand you need, whatever your pregnancy, birth and life throw at you.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Breastfeeding and Human Lactation

Breastfeeding and Human Lactation

Kronborg H, Foverskov E, Nilsson I, Maastrup R. Why do mothers use nipple
shields and how does this influence duration ... Breastfeeding: a guide for the
medical profession. ... Uvnas-Moberg, K. Oxytocin: the biological guide to
motherhood.

Author: Karen Wambach

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9781284151565

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 820

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Breastfeeding and Human Lactation, Sixth Edition is the ultimate reference for the latest clinical techniques and research findings that direct evidence-based clinical practice for lactation consultants and specialists. It contains everything a nurse, lactation consultant, midwife, women's health nurse practitioner, physician assistant, or Ob/Gyn needs to know about the subject. Topics include placing breastfeeding in its historical context, workplace-related issues, anatomical and biological imperatives of lactation, the prenatal and perinatal periods and concerns during the postpartum period, the mother's health, sociocultural issues, and more vital information.
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A Mind Of Her Own

A Mind Of Her Own

Like other species, we can manage with a simple lust for sex backed up by a
cocktail of hormones (including oxytocin) that kick in to guide women through
pregnancy, delivery, and caretaking. Certainly these biological events have
biochemical correlates but, as adoptive mothers show us, childbirth is not
necessary for ...

Author: Anne Campbell

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191647024

Category: Psychology

Page: 440

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When Darwin proposed that females shape evolution by being choosy in their choice of male suitors, his Victorian contemporaries were shocked that he accorded so much importance to women. But this early view of the female role was far from revolutionary: They were simply allowed to be passive 'quality controllers' of male genes. Recent years have shown that the inert 'coy female' is a myth. For a male, a high sex drive and a taste for variety may improve his fitness. But for a female, successful reproduction goes far beyond copulation. She bears the brunt of parental investment with each child represents years of commitment from pregnancy and breast-feeding to provisioning and guarding. For her genetic lineage to survive, she must do this better than her rivals. Each of us comes from a line of winning mothers. Women are, after all, the first and default sex. It is women who bear children. A child born with a single X chromosome can survive, but not one with a single Y. In a population crash, a female-biased population will survive far better than a male-heavy one. In this book, Anne Campbell redresses the balance of evolutionary theory in favour of women. She examines how selection pressures have shaped the female mind over thousands of generations: Their emotions, friendship, competition, aggression and mate choice. She brings together data from neuroscience, endocrinology, anthropology, primatology as well as psychology to address fundamental questions about sex differences.... Why are women less aggressive than men? Were women designed for monogamy or promiscuity? What do women compete for? Why is conflict between males and females inevitable? What makes each woman unique? Have contraception and IVF subverted the process of natural selection?
Categories: Psychology

Pregnancy Survival Guide

Pregnancy Survival Guide

... see pregnancy decision development of maternal feeling in , 157 , 169 , 176 –
77 fears of changed life style in , 106 - 7 as ... 16 , 65n best time for , 33 - 38
biological drive toward , 32 obscenity , pregnant women and , 137 Of Woman
Born , 98 , 135 oral ... 47 oxytocin , 179 – 80 141 - 42 drug use during , 44 - 45
Index.

Author: Elizabeth M. Whelan

Publisher:

ISBN: 0940212110

Category: Childbirth

Page: 188

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Categories: Childbirth

Mayes Midwifery E Book

Mayes  Midwifery E Book

The third stage of labour is a time of great importance when mother and baby
meet face to face for the first time. that process. challenged. ... du Vigneaud VRC,
Tippett S: The sequence of amino acids in oxytocin with a proposal for the
structure of oxytocin, Journal of Biological Chemistry 205:949, 1954. ... In: A
guide to effective care in pregnancy and childbirth, ed 3, Oxford, 2000, Oxford
University Press.

Author: Sue Macdonald

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780702045967

Category: Medical

Page: 1084

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Mayes’ Midwifery, an established key textbook for students and qualified midwives, contains essential knowledge for professional practice. For this 14th edition, each section and chapter has been fully updated and enhanced by leading authors to ensure the text complies with contemporary practice and current guidelines. Added benefits are the availability of a variety of additional online resources for each chapter, including case studies, video and website links, and a bank of multiple-choice questions to test knowledge. With a strong emphasis on normal birth, the book covers the spectrum of midwifery-related topics applied to practice, providing a foundation of knowledge, and encouraging independent thought through the use of reflective exercises in each chapter and online. The book provides midwives with material that meets individual ways of learning and supports current modes of midwifery education. Mayes’ Midwifery is the text for initial preparation and for ongoing midwifery practice. New chapters on essential contemporary issues: Vulnerable women Perspectives on the future of midwifery, in a global context Evidence-based information to guide best practice Learning outcomes and Key Points in all chapters Reflective activities Now with an integrated website offering additional resources and material including: Multiple-choice questions for self-testing Case studies Reflective activities to consolidate your professional development Useful additional reading, resources and weblinks Expanded topics Downloadable materials including illustrations
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Study Guide for Biology

Study Guide for Biology

... are functions of oxytocin ? a . development of female secondary sexual
characteristics . b . stimulation of contraction of uterine smooth muscle during
childbirth . c . induction of ovulation . d . stimulation of milk ejection in nursing
mothers . 29 .

Author: Joan Elma Rahn

Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company

ISBN: 0023976500

Category: Science

Page: 276

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Categories: Science

Polar Bears

Polar Bears

A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Behavior Andrew E. Derocher. 180 From
... Cubs are a lot more effective than biologists at getting milk from a mother bear.
We inject the female bear with oxytocin, a hormone that stimulates milk letdown.

Author: Andrew E. Derocher

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421403056

Category: Science

Page: 249

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Presents an introduction to the polar bear, discussing its evolution, physical characteristics, life cycle, predatory behavior, habitat, and the threats to its existence from global warming.
Categories: Science

Manage Your Stress

Manage Your Stress

But scientists are also looking at other biological reasons why emotional bonds
protect us from stress. ... Studies with mothers of young babies, for instance,
found increases in oxytocin levels when the mothers were holding or near their
babies ...

Author: Joseph Shrand

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429950312

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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This book aims to give readers a full understanding of the how and why of the human stress response. While once a vital ancient survival tool, our biological stress response may now be in overdrive when confronted by the modern world around us. Research has repeatedly shown that stress can cause physical illness if undetected and unmanaged. And is not always your stress that gets in the way of your success and happiness. Usually it is someone else's stress that gets in the way of your success and happiness. What can you do to help someone else with their stress so you can both be more successful? Dr. Shrand addresses the deeper biological and survival reasons we experience stress, exploring ways to relieve your own stress but at the same time breaking new ground when he demonstrates how helping someone else with their stress actually helps you to be more successful -- because you are seen as benefactor, a person of value. The underlying biological roots of stress have to do with survival -- we feel stress when we worry we are inadequate to the task ahead of us. If we feel inadequate can we still retain our value to the group on which we depend, or will be cast out to fend for ourselves in a world of predators. Managing your stress in the modern-day world has to include managing the stress of those around you, and this book will show you how! This book provides readers with psychological and physical strategies necessary to keep stress from undermining their health, their joy, and the happiness of those around them. These simple and practical strategies help relieve our stress, and the stress of those around us.
Categories: Self-Help

College Knowledge

College Knowledge

The study of love tells us that we have a biology that allows us to be good to each
other . " MOTHER ... With the help of oxytocin , doting mothers are able to cater to
their offspring's every whim and whimper . ... But oxytocin also acts as a
neurotransmitter , or chemical messenger , that can guide behavior . Without it , a
ewe ...

Author: Dutch Henry

Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company

ISBN: 0787296090

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

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Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Guide to Cognitive Development and Learning

A Guide to Cognitive Development and Learning

For example , the neurohormone oxytocin predicts mothers ' sensitive behavior
with newborn babies and how they ... Biology aside , it is clear that caregivers in
the same culture and from different cultures vary in the degree to which they are ...

Author: California. Department of Education

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0105967012

Category: Child care services

Page: 80

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Categories: Child care services

Outsmarting the Female Fat Cell After Pregnancy

Outsmarting the Female Fat Cell After Pregnancy

Every Woman's Guide to Shaping Up, Slimming Down, and Staying Sane After
the Baby Debra Waterhouse. breastfeeding depression, and the biological
explanation of my sadness surfaced. Hormones drop again after we stop
lactating, especially the hormone oxytocin, which is a mood-elevating hormone
that also triggers ...

Author: Debra Waterhouse

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: CORNELL:31924090162037

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 242

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Introduces a weight-loss program for post-partum women designed to permanently "deactivate" the female fat cell, explains how to boost metabolism by strengthening muscles, and offers sensible advice on nutrition and exercise.
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Woman centered Pregnancy and Birth

Woman centered Pregnancy and Birth

nutrition and labor , 100 and pregnancy , 57 - 58 and risk in pregnancy and labor
, 127 , 129 premature , 134 , 145 - 146 ... 39 , 42 and sex in pregnancy , 61 as
non - biological mothers , 42 , 47 Lesbians Choosing Motherhood , 47 Lister ,
Joseph ... California Medical Center , 101 luteinizing hormone ( LH ) , 38
Obstetric Texts and Technology : A Consumer ' s Guide ... 16 outlet , 81 ovarian
abscess , 31 ovulation detection , 22 - 27 and vitamins , 37 ovum , 57 oxytocin ,
97 - 98 , 114 .

Author: Ginny Cassidy-Brinn

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing

ISBN: UCSC:32106007177592

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 204

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Categories: Health & Fitness

Mother s First Year

Mother s First Year

A Coping Guide for Recent and Prospective Mothers Cynthia Copeland Lewis ...
corporations refuse to allow maternity leave in the case of adoption because they
worry that they will then have to institute a leave policy for biological fathers .

Author: Cynthia Copeland Lewis

Publisher: Betterway Books

ISBN: 1558701141

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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Describes the emotional and physical needs of women during the first year following their baby's birth and discusses the changes that take place
Categories: Social Science

You Can Heal Yourself

You Can Heal Yourself

A Guide to Physical and Emotional Recovery After Injury or Illness Julie Silver,
M.D. ... Oxytocin is probably best known for its important role in helping mothers
and babies bond during breast-feeding. ... Other hormones and biological
compounds in our bodies likely play a role in the relationship between affection
and ...

Author: Julie Silver, M.D.

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429938600

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

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How to heal faster, better, and stronger during recovery from a serious illness or injury—a Harvard doctor's complete recovery plan When people are seriously ill or injured, they receive immediate and often life-sustaining treatment. Then at some point they are usually left to their own devices to "finish" healing. At the time that patients are discharged from treatment or their doctors tell them, "I don't have anything else I can offer you," they are often shifted into a zone where they are better than at their sickest point, but not as healthy as they once were. This zone, between illness and good health, is where rehabilitation specialists focus. Dr. Silver calls this area of medicine, where physiatrists work, The Healing Zone. This is the place where doctors are most concerned with physical and emotional healing after an injury or illness. Our bodies are amazing in their capacity to heal, however, people can be taught how to heal faster, better, and stronger, both physically and emotionally. You Can Heal Yourself offers the strategies needed to achieve optimal healing.
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Zero to Three

Zero to Three

Yet with so much to learn about male nurture ( including the possible role of
biological mediators , such as oxytocin and ... we are trying to understand
complex phenomena , or to use research findings to guide programmatic and
policy decisions . Varieties of fathering Like motherhood , fatherhood - especially
" emotional fatherhood ” — can be expressed at various levels of intensity and
competence .

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015074585574

Category: Child development

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Categories: Child development

Maye s Midwifery

Maye s Midwifery

CONCLUSION The third stage of labour is an important period for mother and
baby , when the importance of their first ... European Journal of Obstetrics and
Gynecology and Reproductive Biology 66 ( 1 ) : 39 – 40 . ... Tippett , S . ( 1954 )
The sequence of amino acids in oxytocin with a proposal for the structure of
oxytocin . ... In : A guide to Effective Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth , 3rd edn ,
Ch . 33 .

Author: Christine Henderson

Publisher: Bailliere Tindall Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015060786582

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 1277

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This well-known and highly respected textboook has been rigorously revised and updated to reflect the changes in both midwifery education and practice.
Categories: Health & Fitness

The Commonsense Guide to Birth and Babies

The Commonsense Guide to Birth and Babies

Milk from dairy animals is largely indigestible to newborns , and babies whose
mothers died were unlikely to survive without a ... Finally , human milk contains
substances that protect babies from disease during the months when their own
biological defenses have not fully developed . ... because sucking stimulates
nerves that trigger the release of another hormone , oxytocin , which contracts the
breasts ...

Author:

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company

ISBN: 0030044138

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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Explains human reproduction, describes a normal pregnancy and childbirth, and offers practical information on caring for infants and young children up to age five
Categories: Medical