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Before the advent of the modern world, people present during childbirth was almost completely restricted to midwives and doctors. This is completely different now as a lot of women want their men to be present through the pain and ordeal of giving birth. 977 more words
Hugging someone actually improves oxytocin levels in both people–the hormone that can help with stress and a sense of connection.
Oxytocin is a hormone that is made in the brain, in the hypothalamus, and it is transported to, and secreted by the pituitary gland, which is located at the base of the brain. 245 more words