Almost all modern women acquire a due date early in pregnancy and understand that this date signifies an optimum time frame during which human pregnancy should end. However researchers have challenged received wisdom around the notion of the average length of pregnancy (Mittendorf et al1990, 1993, Mittendorf & Williams 1991, van der Kooy 1994).
Perhaps the best-known birth hormone is oxytocin, the hormone of love, which is secreted during sexual activity, birth, and breastfeeding. It’s an amazing hormone that actually helps us to have feelings of love for each other!
I am loving the current series of “The British Bake Off” and seeing all those amazing cakes puts me in mind of a birth I attended at home!