It is now known that fear and anxiety enhance levels of adrenaline, which inhibits the release of oxytocin, making labor and birth longer and more difficult. Read more…. Connection and Empathy
Antonella Sansone is a clinical psychologist, researcher and infant-parent observer. She is also the author of Mothers, Babies and Their Body Language (2004) and Working with Parents and Infants: A Mind-Body Integrative Approach (2007). The topics in this article and others related are covered in Antonella’s new book, Nurtured Mothers: How Common Mindfulness Can Help Raise Children Who Thrive (to be published).