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All Hail the Uterus

The Uterus is a misunderstood part of the pregnancy and labor process but is the most important, in my opinion, to learn about and understand in order to have a healthier, easier pregnancy and labor. A few interesting facts about the uterus: Your uterus changes drastically in size during pregnancy …

Wait to induce.

The value of waiting to start labor on its own More than 4 out 10 women indicated that their caregiver tried to induce labor. Over 50% of mothers experienced an induction (majority medically induced). Pitocin (synthetic oxytocin) was used to induce in 80% of the women medically induced. Why wait …

Oxytocin: the love hormone.

A little bit about the love hormone… Sometime during 2008 I heard a phenomenal presentation on oxytocin. It was basically the icing on the cake in helping me to understand the difference between men and women. Oxytocin is the biological basis for human bonding. This particular hormone is released in …