Podcast - Episode 20 - Oxytocin Research

You Are Here Because You Believe Birth Is About Making Mums Too.

Expert Interview with Kerstin Uvnäs Moberg

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As a Newborn Mother, you are being invited to reinvent yourself because when a baby is born so is a mother, and the birth of a mother can be more intense than childbirth. You'll learn how to find peace and joy in the first 40 days after birth and how your postpartum experience can change your life.

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This is one of the most exciting interviews I've ever done!! Kerstin is a HUGE inspiration to me and it was such an honour to be able to interview her. This podcast is much longer than usual but sooooo awesome!! I had loads more questions for her and she just kept teaching me more and more and more! Seriously even if you've never listened to my podcasts before this is the time to start.

We discussed:

  1. The future of oxytocin research (beyond postpartum)

  2. The difference between oxytocin and synthetic oxytocin injections and nasal sprays

  3. What it's like being a woman scientist trying to get funding and get published!

Kerstin Uvnäs Moberg is a specialist in women’s health and female physiology and has worked within these fields for more than 30 years. She is a pioneer in research about oxytocin ”the hormone of love and wellbeing” and was one of first researchers to point out the behavioural, psychological and physiological effects of oxytocin during birth, breastfeeding and menopause.

Kerstin Uvnäs Moberg’s discoveries have e.g. helped to stimulate the development of oxytocin to become a pharmaceutical drug, to be used to increase social competence in autistic individuals, to decrease anxiety, stress and depression and to increase wellbeing. Kerstin Uvnäs Moberg was also one of the first to study the role of oxytocin in response to closeness and touch as well as its role during interaction between parents and children and other types of relationships including that between humans and animals.

Today Kerstin Uvnäs Moberg, who has written more than 400 scientific articles and several books on oxytocin, (which have been translated into 10 languages), is still publishing scientific articles and is involved in new book projects. She is frequently invited to give talks and lectures at meetings all over the world. In addition to participating in the development of oxytocin into a pharmaceutical drug for treatment of menopausal symptoms, she is also active in many international networks with the aim to increase the knowledge about women’s physiology and health, e.g. the role of oxytocin during pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and menopause.

You can find out more information about Kerstin here or send her an email at k_uvnas_moberg@hotmail.com

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