Traditionally dates have been used for centuries to prepare for labour and now we have research to back it. While we don’t know exactly how it works it is thought that dates have an oxytocin-like effect on the body, leading to increased sensitivity of the uterus. They stimulate uterine contractions and reduce postpartum haemorrhage, the way oxytocin does. Read on..
The research shows women that birth in a home-like setting are more likely to have a positive birth outcome. It is so easy to create a home birth feel in a hospital setting. Firstly you need to know that you can bring your things with you to hospital. Most birthing centre’s and maternity hospitals will encourage you to make yourself at home.