As I prepare to give birth soon myself, and am experiencing those early contractions off and on, I am familiarized again with the strong effects of oxytocin. One fact they don't mention here in the article that I referenced above, is that it is euphoric and can make a contracting mother feel "high". We doulas call it going to "la-la labor land".
It's pretty cool how God designed this process within the female body.
Rather than dreading labor, we can relax into it, enjoy it, take advantage of the oxytocin benefits and let our body do its job. Btw, #9 is what I'm talking about!
I'm excited for my hubby and my doulas to walk with me through la-la-labor land :)
Learn more about oxytocin by reading that article, but you can also become a doula by visiting MaternityWise.com
Hopefully we will have a real-life story to tell you about the power of oxytocin, soon.
Birthy Love and Best Wishes,