Thursday, December 18, 2008

God's Great Baby Plan

I ran across an interesting post about the natural, God-instilled biology that actually facilitates the mother-child bond. Rina describes herself as "not a baby person" - never was 'into' holding others' babies and the like. She's had five (I think) of her own now, and has learned a few things. She cites scientific data and it all comes together to testify to God's great design. Fascinating.

**One thing she mentions is information about oxytocin... (a hormone that contracts the uterus during and after labor, and which is in force during breastfeeding, as well as other, more intimate *ahem* moments we share with our husbands)... I recall a study that found that injecting roosters with oxytocin caused them to cluck and gather baby chicks to themselves in a very nurturing, motherly way. :)


Rachel said...

That was a great post. This concept was mentioned in the film The Business of Being Born which was mostly about the home birthing process and benefits of natural birth. It pretty much convinced me that's the way to go.

EllaJac said...

Rachel, I've heard/seen that movie recommended many times, but have never seen it. Perhaps I'll stick it on the NEtflix queue and when Hubby expects another Star Trek movie... :)

sariah said...

I liked the link. I find it interesting because I was NEVER a baby person, and I worried that I wouldn't feel a maternal bond when I had kids. 5 children later, I'm finding myself feeling motherly to any kid around me. :-)