The birth junkies: An agonising ordeal? No, says maternity expert NICOLE CROFT, giving birth is a natural high so powerful it can leave mothers…


The birth junkies: An agonising ordeal? No, says maternity expert NICOLE CROFT, giving birth is a natural high so powerful it can leave mothers…

The birth junkies: Why women can become addicted to giving birth
An agonising ordeal No, says maternity expert NICOLE CROFT, giving birth is a natural high so powerful it can leave mothers wanting more

1:57 AM on 2nd June 2011

Blissful childbirth is possible: In the majority of cases there is no need for birth to be the trauma we believe it to be - and that it therefore becomes, says Nicole

Blissful childbirth is possible: In the majority of cases there is no need for birth to be the trauma we believe it to be – and that it therefore becomes, says Nicole (posed by model)

Joint benefits: Studies have shown that when a father attends the birth of his child, his feel-good levels rise as well (posed by models)

Joint benefits: Studies have shown that when a father attends the birth of his child, his feel-good levels rise as well (posed by models)