Advantages of a Self Directed Birth

The Hormone of Love

Given the importance of pheromones in bonding and instinctual communication,  it would be a bad idea to have “air fresheners” or other chemicals in the room.  (they work by numbing the olfactory nerves)  Also forget the cute baby caps and the like, which block pheromone emissions from the baby’s head.   Mother and baby take cues from each other via their pheromones, which affect the father too.   Babies don’t need anything but their mother’s body.

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