New Study: A mother’s mindset can influence what happens during childbirth

Toni Harman
8 min readMar 15

Quick Summary: A new study finds if childbirth is viewed as a natural process, women need less pain medication, are less likely to need a C-section, and have a more positive experience after birth. Weeks later, the mothers had lower levels of depression or post-traumatic stress.

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Toni Harman

I help parents and health professionals better understand the science of pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and the microbiome.