The science of fathering: research shows that father’s hormonal levels increase during pregnancy, birth and postpartum

So I meant to have this up for father’s day. Better late than never. And besides every day can be considered father’s or mother’s day especially in the early weeks and months where your focus is almost exclusively on your newborn!

So a happy belated father’s day to all those devoted, caring dads out there! Fathers and their partners will be equally interested in reading this article that talks about the chemical and hormonal changes that occur in fathers/partners during pregnancy and in the early postpartum period. Fascinating research that shows that father’s oxytocin levels rise if they are present at the birth of their baby and in the early weeks when  they have  skin to skin contact with their baby.  Oxytocin, which is also known as the “love” hormone , is key in establishing attachment.  Read this link for more details.

http://givingbirthwithconfidence.org/2011/06/the-science-of-father-love/

 

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