In scientific terms, how does the mother/baby relationship benefit?

When her baby’s birth is experienced as calm and joyous, a mother has a deeper emotional capacity to bond with her baby.

“From a recent DVD entitled “What Babies Want” which features a number of prominent researchers into child development and psychology, it states that life patterns are established at birth and before. Research is now showing us that our society is a product of how we welcome and raise our children. When babies are welcomed with love and warmth and given the immediate opportunity to bond with their parents, they develop minds that are coherent and flexible, ready in turn to make compassionate and meaningful connections with others as they grow.” (Kindred Magazine, Dec/Feb 2006/7, p2)