oxytocin

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Inducing labour for convenience: a good idea?

Induced labour is not a new medical practice and when there are complications during the later stages of pregnancy it is often the best option for the health of both the mother and her baby. However, over the last decade inducing labour has become more common, though not for medical reasons, but as a matter […]

Vasopressin

Vasopressin is a hormone that is very similar in both structure and function to oxytocin. It is released from the pituitary gland and does not increase until your third trimester of pregnancy. Vasopressin is an important hormone in the regulation of your contractions during labour and birth. As your labour progresses, your contractions will become […]

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Oxytocin

Oxytocin is another important hormone and though it is what causes those painful contractions during labour, you wouldn’t be able to hold your gorgeous baby without it. Oxytocin has an important role in conception, labour and breastfeeding. In conception, oxytocin is the hormone that is responsible for your sexual arousal and of course if you […]

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