Thursday, June 02, 2005

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/n/a/2005/06/01/national/a101236D63.DTL

Oxytocin makes you feel more trusting. Which could explain why we let our birth plans fall by the wayside and throw ourselves into our doctors' hands when we're in labor. And could really explain why doctors and nurses love to push that pitocin, which for those of you who have never given birth, is synthetic oxytocin.

2 comments:

Kori said...

Yikes. Good to know before labor!

Howard said...

I'd like to see what the result is if the experiment was repeated with alcohol. Maybe it doesn't increase trust, but causes relaxation and lowers inhibitions?