How birth rooms affect the birth process

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Did you know that oxytocin helps a woman to give birth, but andrenalin hinders that process? Adrenalin can be created by a reaction to your surroundings, and for a labouring women in hospital, those surrounding can be stressful.

Maralyn Foureur has been heavily involved in the research related to birth unit deisgn, and developing a set of principles for an ideally designed birth space.

Maralyn is a Professor of Midwifery at the University of Technology Sydney. She speaks to Ellen Leabeater.

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Image: Eyeliam on Flickr.

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