Julia Bradbury shares throwback photo from her twin daughters' birth and it's too cute

Elena Chabo
·2-min read
Photo credit: Joe Maher - Getty Images
Photo credit: Joe Maher - Getty Images

From Good Housekeeping

Julia Bradbury shared the sweetest throwback to Instagram on Tuesday (1o November). In a post talking about the different hormones experienced right after birth, the Countryfile star shared a picture of her adorable newborn twins Xanthe and Zena having some cuddles on her chest back in 2015.

The TV star began the caption saying: "Birth! Babies! Life changing moments for everyone. I can't believe I gave birth to two at once!"

You can see just how new the two arrivals are in the picture and the cuties are cuddling each other too as they get used to their new world.

Julia went on to explain the hormones mum and baby experience, writing: "Did you know that the moment your child is born both mother & baby experience a spike in cortisol levels (our stress hormones). This protects the baby as he/she moves into her/his new environment.

"If the baby (or two in my case ☺️) can have skin to skin contact with their mother & breast feed, oxytocin (a hormone associated with calm - the love hormone) is released which brings down the stress levels.

"As @gelongthubten beautifully points out in his book A Monk's Guide To Happiness - this is the moment our mothers introduce us to resilience. The baby moves from a heightened state of stress, to calm & safety immersed in oxytocin. This kindness & compassion - the milk of human kindness - creates neural pathways of resilience in the brain, which help support us in later life."

The twins are far bigger now but still enjoying mummy cuddles.

The post was all in honour of an event Julia is involved in on Friday (13 November). She told followers: "Giles @eliistender10 & I will be talking to Thubten this Friday for @teamkinduk The Kindness virtual estival - for a special live broadcast of our podcast A Little Bit of Positive."

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