ok´sētō´sin: noun

15 Mar

Let’s talk. Oxytocin is a hormone that the human pituitary gland secretes for cervical dilation, during lactation (the letdown), positive social interactions, during orgasm and leads to an increase in bonding between people, increased trust, and decreased fear. And the pharmaceutical drug Pitocin does not affect the body in the same way. As noted by the doctor Michel Odent, one of the main differences is that Pitocin does not cross the blood-brain barrier, meaning Pitocin does not reach the brain and has no effect on behavior like the natural hormone oxytocin does. “The second difference is that the natural hormone must be released by pulsations in order to be effective. Intravenous injection is continuous; this [explains] why the doses of synthetic oxytocin must be comparatively high to be effective.” Your incredible body knows what it is doing during labor. Trust it. Trust yourself, and believe that you can birth your baby.

Source: Womb Ecology
Image Credit: Heather Cushman-Dowdee

Candace with Birth Her Way

One Response to “ok´sētō´sin: noun”

  1. The Laotian Commotion April 27, 2012 at 12:01 am #

    Love the lotus birth-y depiction below!!! <3

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