"Do Not Disturb: The Importance of Privacy in Labor"
Dr. Michal Odent, MD, French Obstetrician and renown epidemiologist, teaches us how unnecessary dialogue with a laboring woman by her attendants (nurses, midwives, family members) can keep her in the 'thinking part' of her brain (adrenaline) which keeps her from going into her 'primal brain' - the part that releases all those lovely hormones.
"When a labouring woman is ‘on another planet’, this means that the activity of her neocortex is reduced. This reduction of the activity of the neocortex is an essential aspect of birth physiology among humans. This aspect of human birth physiology implies that one of the basic needs of labouring women is to be protected against any sort of neocortical stimulation. From a practical point of view it is useful to explain what this means and to review the well-known factors that can stimulate the human neocortex."
Hypnobirth teaches us deep relaxation of all muscles, thoughts free of fear and limits.
"You will gain an understanding of how the birthing muscles work in perfect harmony--as they were designed to--when your body is sufficiently relaxed and you trust birth. You will learn how to achieve this kind of relaxation, free of the resistance that fear creates, and you will learn to use your natural birthing instincts for a calm, serene and comfortable birth."
Synthetic hormones have their side effects and risks. Read about those in the picture below, at the bottom of the photo.