Oxytocin is the hormone of love. It is such a fundamental hormone in birth. Without it you will not be able to birth your baby. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Oxytocin is stimulated by love, hugs, touch, dim lights, privacy and is responsible for the contraction of the uterine muscles. If oxytocin isn’t present, the birth process can be more challenging. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When we mess with birth, we mess with oxytocin.