Friday, February 15, 2008

Apparently you need a prescription or something...

I was reading about oxytocin at another blog. Apparently your body releases its very own form of crack after natural childbirth and during breastfeeding. Which is a great idea, one I would love to have partaken of. Does anyone get this high I keep hearing about? I get postpartum weepies and everyone else is floating around in hormonal euphoria... that's disturbing.

At Placenta Benefits, they have an answer: ingesting capsules of placenta. It's an ancient, global practice that is believed to allieve post-partum hormonal let-down because placentas are chock-full of the very hormones a new mother is in need of.

In theory, this makes sense, but in practice, no thank you.


GreenStyleMom said...

I had strong highs after both of my unmedicated births, but it didn't last long. Within a few days of giving birth to #1, I was getting pretty moody and weepy. And I lost the high after #2 when I realized that the clothes I wore home after #1 were too tight to wear home after #2! LOL

Seriously, unmedicated childbirth is an amazing feeling. Almost addicting.

Emily the Great and Terrible said...

I've done unmedicated births four times and I still haven't got my highs... is there a bureau where I can register a complaint?